CM Mr. Chouhan administers resolve for Narmada conservation at Maheshwar Ghat
Narmada-Stuti and conservation Mahayatra reaches Maheshwar
Bhopal, March 5, 2017 (Ataullah Faizan): Chief Minister Mr. Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that toilets should be constructed in every house in the villages on the banks of the river Narmada. Giving instructions in this connection to officials he said that special attention must be given towards construction of toilets in all villages on the banks to save Narmada from pollution and dirt. Mr. Chouhan was addressing a Jansamvad today after Namami Devi Narmade- Narmada Seva Yatra reached Ahilya Ghat of Maheshwar in Khargone district.Earlier, Chief Minister Mr. Chouhan took part in the Narmada Seva Yatra at Jai Stambh Chouraha in Maheshwar. The Jansamvad was attended by Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Mr. Thawarchand Gehlot, School Education and District In charge Minister Kunwar Vijay Shah. State Minister for Women and Child Development Mrs. Lalita Yadav, MP duo Mr. Subhash Patel and Mrs. Savitri Thakur, MLA Rajkumar Mev, Balkrishna Patidar, Hitendrasingh Solanki, former MLA Mr. Bhupendra Arya, Spiritual leader Mr. Bhayyu Ji Maharaj, Sadhvi Pragya Bharati, Sant Shailendra Giri, Mouni Baba, Omanand, Ishwardas, Gyananand, Chief Minister’s wife Mrs. Sadhna Singh, film actor Mr. Mukesh Tiwari and Raghuvir Yadav, Mr. Pasha Patel, famous singer Ms. Alka Yagnik and several other elite citizens and people’s representatives.
Mr. Chouhan termed Narmada as the lifeline of Madhya Pradesh and said Narmada gives us water and paves the way for development. It is due to the pure water of Narmada that the rate of development of agriculture in Madhya Pradesh is above 20 per cent since four years. It is due to Narmada that the state has been able to become self-reliant in agriculture and power production. He said that Narmada was a ‘Mokshadayini’.
We have taken water from the Narmada but have not given it anything. Tree plantation is necessary to keep Narmada always full of water. Mr. Chouhan administered oath to the Narmada devotees to plant saplings on both the banks of the river Narmada and maintain it. Farmer who plant saplings will be given Rs 20,000 per hectare for three years till the trees bear fruit.
The Chief Minister informed that treatment plants will be set up to save River Narmada from pollution due to sewage waste water of houses. He said that waste material causing pollution in Narmada will not be allowed to dump in the river. Visarjan Kund will be made at each bank of Narmada. He administered resolution that use narmada water for its abhishek. Deepak and other material should not be dumped in the river. Don’t dispose of the body of deceased during last rite at Ghat.
Mr. Chouhan said that mukti dham (crematorium) will be constructed for last rite at banks. Changing rooms will be made available for women at banks. Liquor shops will be closed in radius of five km from Narmada banks from April 1. The state will be made addiction-free slowly. He appealed villagers to take pledge for making their village addiction-free. Referring save girl child and educate her, Mr. Chouhan said that along with giving priority to women in government jobs, women will be recruited on 50 percent posts of teachers and 33 percent posts of police.
He also said to frame law for capital punishhment in rape case. Mr. Chouhan said that the government will provide fee of students securing 85 percent marks in XII for higher education. The chief minister administered resolution to people attending the programme to create awareness for Narmada conservation. Mr. Subhash Patel, Mr. Mukesh Tiwari and Saint Bhayyu Ji Maharaj also addressed the jan samvad.