Shivraj invites Modi for Namami Devi Narmade Yatra

New Delhi: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Parliament House-New Delhi today. Chouhan apprised the Prime Minister Modi about the Namami Devi Narmade Yatra being organised in the state on the lines of Namami Gange. He informed that the yatra will begin from Amarkantak from December 11 and will culminate on May 2017. Chouhan invited the Prime Minister Modi at the concluding programme of yatra. The yatra will culminate on May 04, 2017.

Chouhan informed that he himself will take part in the yatra once a week. The main objective of the yatra is to prevent falling level of environment, to generate awareness towards environment among people, to keep Narmada water pure and to develop suitable environment surrounding Narmada. Chouhan also extended gratitude towards the Prime Minister Modi for issuing central share of Rs 2,000 crore towards Crop Insurance Scheme.

The CM further informed that water level is dropping and Narmada did not get water from any glacier. Narmada gets water mainly from rainfall, mountains and trees. As per the scheme, plants will be planted at both the banks of Narmada, its sanitation and to ensure prevention of sewage water to enter Naramda. A wide public awareness campaign will be conducted for this during the yatra. A swachcha Bharat abhiyan is being organized as per the perception of the Prime Minister Modi.

Chouhan termed Prime Minister Modi as Yug-Purush and thanked him for his remarkable work to ban currency notes. He said that this step is an extraordinary step taken for the welfare of India. This step will eradicate corruption, terrorism and black money.

Chouhan also met the Union Minister for Finance Arun Jaitley. Chouhan expressed gratitude for release of 1700 crore installment of state share from the central taxes. Chouhan urged Jailtley for release of the remaining amount at the earliest. It may be mentioned that the state share is around Rs 3000 crore in the central taxes.