Human beings have felled trees for their self interest : Chouan
INVC NEWS Bhopal, Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that mining will be banned around the area of Amarkantak, the origin point of Maa Narmada. A letter will be sent to the Government of India in this regard. Narmada will be made pollution free by this and flow will become strong. Shri Chouhan was addressing the large public gathering at Karanjia of district Dindori under the Narmada Seva Yatra. Shri Yaseen Khan resident of Karanjia established a unique example by organising Bhandara for the participants of yatra. CM Shri Chouhan reached Karanjia from Arandi Ashram with Narmada Seva Yatra. Shri Chouhan said that human beings have felled trees for their self interest, have excavated minerals by ripping apart Dharti Maa and have polluted it by releasing sewage water. Maa Narmada is the lifeline of Madhya Pradesh, which has given us water for irrigation and electricity. We all should cooperate fully to make it clean and to make it’s flow strong. This yatra is set out to fulfill these objectives. Shri Chouhan further mentioned that intensive plantation will be undertaken on empty forest land to make flow strong. Beside this an amount of Rs. 20 thousand per hectare till three years will be given to the farmers of both the banks for plantation on their lands and assistance amount i.e. 40 percent of the plantation cost will be given. Moreover, a grant of Rs. 12 thousand will be given to construct toilet in villages situated on the banks of the river. He urged the villagers not to put flowers, leaves and poojan material in the river. Also do not perform jal Samadhi. He said for this poojan kunds and mukti dham will be constructed at ghats. Shri Chouhan mentioned that the state government is committed for respect to mothers, sisters and daughters. Hence, changing rooms will be built at ghats. Furthermore, Shri Chouhan said that an amount of Rs. One lakh 20 thousand will be provided to the poor to construct pakka house. Also, land will be provided to those who are landless to construct house. He explained to leave addiction besides sending children to schools and equality between son and daughter. Shri Chouhan mentioned that nobody will face problems regarding education of their children and all possible support will be provided for this. Minister for Food and Civil Supplies Shri Omprakash Dhurve accorded welcome to the yatris and guests earlier. Local MLA Shri Omkar Singh gave a vote of thanks. Parampoojya Sant Mahamandaleshwar Hariharanand and Poojya Sant Shri Rambhushan extended best wishes for the success of Yatra. Minister for Forest Dr. Gourishankar Shejwar, Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Industries Shri Sanjay-Satyendra Pathak, Public Representatives and villagers in large numbers were present on the occasion. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan proceeded from Arandi Ashram on the second day of Narmada Seva yatra. He walked 5 kilometers on foot with the yatra. The yatra was accorded welcome by the villagers with Kalash and Garlands besides geet-sangeet. People participating in the yatra were unable to hold themselves back from dancing on beating drums and sound of Shahnai. CM Shri Chouhan also played drums and danced with the villagers. Sub-yatras originated from the nearby places also joined the main yatra. Atmosphere became Narmadamay and was reverberated with the sound of Har –Har Narmade at the assembly of huge crowd. An enormous enthusiasm was seen towards the yatra in the entire area. CM Shri Chouhan also addressed the villagers on the way at Kabir Chabootra, Jagatpur, Narigwara, Bonder and other villages. He also administered pledge to the villagers for plantation, construction of toilet, sanitation, environment protection and de-addiction.