Narmada Clean-up Drive Launched

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Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan launched a Narmada clean-up drive.

The drive will run for 118 days. Saplings will be planted on the sides of Narmada – the lifeline of the state providing water and electricity to the state – to check soil erosion.

Treatment plants will be set up near the rivers in the state to ensure that effluent does not enter the river.

Open defecation and drinking too will be discouraged in the human settlements near the river to ensure that Narmada’s holiness is preserved.

A public awareness drive will be launched on November 11 in the villages close to Narmada for conserving and keeping the river clean.

The farmers will be encouraged with incentives to grow fruits on the sides of river under the drive.

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