MP chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Parliament House in New Delhi on Monday and invited him to concluding programme ‘Namami Devi Narmade’ Yatra.
Chouhan apprised Modi about the ‘Namami Devi Narmade” Yatra being organised in the state on the lines of Namami Gange. He informed him that the yatra will begin from Omkareshwar from December 11 and will culminate on May 4, 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 Modi for issuing central share of Rs. 2000 crore towards Crop Insurance Scheme.
Chouhan further informed that water level is dropping in Narmada as it did not get water from any glacier. He said 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, he said..
Chouhan also met the union minister for finance Arun Jaitley. Chouhan expressed gratitude for release of Rs 1700 crore installment of state share from the central taxes. Chouhan urged Jaitley 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.
Chouhan also met union minister for home Rajnath Singh and union minister for rural development Narendra Singh Tomar during his New Delhi visit. Chouhan also met Union minister for external affairs Sushma Swaraj and prayed for her speedy recovery.