CM launches Jal Ganga Abhiyan; campaign to run till June 16

  • 990 water conservation works will be undertaken

Bhopal: Chief Minister Dr. Mohan Yadav has said that Indian culture believes that the Earth, mountains, rivers, trees, and plants have life and they are reverable to us. Just as blood circulates through arteries in the human body, similarly rivers circulate life on Earth. Hence, the constant flow of rivers is necessary for all of us. Polluting the flow of rivers or creating obstructions in them is equivalent to creating obstructions in life. From this point of view, the conservation of water sources is essential for human life.

Dr. Yadav was addressing World Environment Day at the inauguration of the Jal Ganga Samvardhan Abhiyan at the origin of the Betwa river located at Jhiri Baheda in Raisen district. Dr. Yadav inaugurated the Jal Ganga Samvardhan Abhiyan by worshiping the origin of the Betwa river and planting a banyan tree. The campaign will conclude on June 16 in Ujjain on the occasion of Ganga Dussehra.

Plantation of 108 saplings

CM Dr. Yadav said that the Betwa River originates near Bhopal and this water merges in the Ganga basin. When CM reached the program venue, the local women welcomed him by taking out a Kalash Yatra while traditional musical instruments were also played. Dr. Yadav was accompanied by tribal brethren in planting 108 saplings.

Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Prahlad Patel said that in the campaign which will run till June 16, he will visit the origin of a river every day and participate in site conservation, cleaning, and tree planting activities. He said that near the origin of rivers, plants like Bahera, Harra, Mango, Bamboo, Neem, Bael, etc. are capable of conserving and strengthening water sources, hence priority should be given to planting such plants.

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