Harsh steps must to save Narmada river 

19-05-2022

CM addresses session on ‘Kheti Kisani – Nadi ki Zubani’ in Nadi Utsav-2022
Bhopal: Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that now no new construction will take place in Amarkantak. Necessary steps will be taken to ensure that sewage water from the old constructions does not flow into the Narmada River. It is necessary to take drastic steps to save the Narmada River. Water treatment plants are being set up in the cities situated on the banks of Narmada. The water coming out from here will be used in the fields. We have also done works of destruction along with development works. Where earlier water was available in the earth at 30 to 40 feet, now water is not available even at 1000 feet. It is we alone who are responsible for this. If we want to save the earth and the environment, then we must plant trees. We must make tree plantation a ritual and habit.
Chouhan was addressing the session “Kheti Kisani – Nadi Ki Zubani” in Nadi Utsav-2022 at MAPCOST. Chouhan also launched an exhibition on river rejuvenation programme. Union Minister of State for Food Processing Industries and Water Power Shri Prahlad Singh Patel, Madhya Pradesh Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Minister Shri Omprakash Sakhlecha, Environmentalist and National Convener Shri Gopalji Bhai and Narmada Samagra President Shri Rajesh Dave were special guests.

We’ll complete works of Late Anil Madhav Dave 
CM said it is necessary to carry out intensive tree plantation on both sides of the Narmada river. Chouhan said that natural farming is being encouraged on both sides of the Narmada river. This will control the flow of chemical fertilizers and pesticides in the river. Chouhan informed that services of 5 master trainers are being provided at each development block to encourage natural farming in the state.
Chouhan said that we will leave no stone unturned in completing the works which Late Shri Anil Madhav Dave has left unfinished. Every person has to work at his level for environmental protection. If we are committed towards planting and caring for saplings on occasions like birthdays, wedding anniversaries and birth and death anniversaries of our family members, then this can be our significant contribution towards environmental protection. Chouhan also inspired to develop small nurseries at home and in the field.
While drawing attention to the scarcity of water, Union Minister of State for Jal Shakti, Shri Prahlad Singh Patel said that it is not easy to control the growing gap between Jal (Water) and Jeevan (Life). MSME Minister Shri Omprakash Sakhlecha, National Convener Shri Gopalji Bhai, Narmada Samagra President Shri Rajesh Dave also addressed the session. In the end, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was presented with mementoes and Angavastra.

Highlights
No more new constructions in Amarkantak, says CM 
Society will have to come forward for the protection of rivers 
Along with the nature of every river, preservation of its culture also must 
Intensive tree plantation will be done on both sides of Narmada 
Farmers will be encouraged to do natural farming