Target to plant 5.5 cr saplings in Jal-Ganga Samvardhan Abhiyan

  • CM offers shramdaan in cleaning Lower Lake

Bhopal: Chief Minister Dr. Mohan Yadav has said that under the Jal Ganga Samvardhan Abhiyan started in the state on June 5, plantation should be encouraged along with the conservation and cleanliness of water sources. The target is to plant 5 crore 50 lakh saplings in the state. During the campaign, saplings will be planted in the entire state with public participation. The campaign will continue even after Ganga Dashami, all local bodies will conduct campaign-related activities at their respective levels. After Hariyali Amavasya, intensive plantation activities will be conducted.

Water sports will be encouraged

CM Dr. Yadav, while appreciating the campaign being run with public participation by the Municipal Corporation Bhopal for cleaning the Lower Lake in Bhopal, said that water sports will be encouraged in the state. Along with Bhopal, water sports activities are also being conducted in Indore and Ujjain, we will aim to bring a medal in the next Olympics. Dr. Yadav was addressing the gathering after offering shramdaan for cleaning the Lower Lake of Bhopal on the second day of the Jal Ganga Samvardhan Abhiyan being run for the conservation and revitalization of water sources.

MP is focal point of country’s rivers

CM Dr. Yadav said that in Indian culture, rivers, mountains and earth are also considered as living things. Madhya Pradesh is the focal point of the rivers of the country. Rivers flowing in all directions originate from here. Giving concrete shape to the concept of Nadi Jodo Abhiyan of former Prime Minister late Atal Bihari Vajpayee, PM Narendra Modi has provided the state government and Uttar Pradesh government with Rs. 45 thousand crores each by approving the Ken-Betwa link project. With this project, Bundelkhand, the land of warriors, will get irrigation facilities and life there will be easier. Similarly, PM Modi has also approved the Parvati-Kalisindh-Chambal Link Project for which all the people of the state are grateful to him.

Dr. Yadav said that Bhopal is a city with an integrated culture. In the last 60-70 years, people who came here from different parts of the country gave Bhopal the shape of a capital, and the streams coming from different parts merged here.

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