New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be coming to Amarkantak in Madhya Pradesh on May 15 to attend the conclusion of the ‘Namami Devi Narmade Narmada Seva Yatra’ – a people driven journey for the conservation of the river and environment, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said here today.
Amarkantak is where the Naramada river originates. It is the fifth longest river in the Indian subcontinent and the third longest river after the Godavari, and the Krishna that flows entirely within India. It flows westwards over a length of 1,312 km before draining into the Arabian Sea, near Bharuch in Gujarat.
“I met Prime Minister and invited him to be in Amarkantak on May 15 and the Prime Minister has agreed,” Mr Chouhan told media-persons here. A massive plantation drive has been undertaken over a tretch of 1,000 kms along the banks of the Narmada river,” he said adding that soon there will be a road-map defining the conservation related work that would be undertaken by the Government with the cooperation and partnership of the stakeholders.