Amarkantak (MP): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday unveiled an ambitious roadmap for the conservation of Narmada river and said that the document should also be shared with other states so they can replicate it.
The prime minister arrived here on Monday afternoon to attend an event to mark the conclusion of 'Namami Devi Narmade Sewa Yatra'.
Addressing the gathering on the occasion, he voiced concern over the condition of rivers in the country.
"Many rivers in the country are on the map but do not have any water in them," Modi said.
He lauded the Shivraj Singh Chouhan's government for taking up the river conservation campaign and said the roadmap prepared by the state is a "perfect document for future vision".
He asked the state government to share it with other states.
"The document was sent to me in advance and I had gone through it. It has the details of what is to be done, by whom, and at what time. In my opinion, it is perfect document for future vision," PTI quoted him as saying.
He congratulated the people for launching the yatra that lasted nearly 150 days, and said, "I, on behalf of people of Gujarat, for whom every drop of Narmada is important, Rajasthan and Maharashtra congratulate Madhya Pradesh for this great initiative."
The Namami Devi Narmade Sewa Yatra, which concluded today, was launched on December 11, 2016 from Amarkantak, covering a distance of 3,344 km, traversing over 1,100 villages and towns.
The prime minister has evinced keen interest in the conservation campaign.
"Narmada Seva Yatra is an excellent mass movement to protect the Narmada & conveys a larger message of saving the environment as well," Modi had tweeted yesterday.
(With PTI inputs)