In Madhya Pradesh a massive plantation campaign has been undertaken today to save the environment and conservation of the Narmada river. The state government has claimed that over six crore 67 lakh saplings in a single day will be planted in the state under the Narmada Sewa Yatra today. Twenty four districts of Narmada basin have been identified for the plantation.
Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan launched the plantation drive at Amarkantak of Anooppur district. He said that now all the government programmes will begin with plantation in the state. He called upon people to plant saplings on the occasions like wedding, birthday and anniversaries. He said that the Paudrakshaks will be deployed to look after these plants. He said that this drive will become an example for the whole world.
Mr. Chouhan said that the world talks of global warming and climate change, But Madhya Pradesh has taken a concrete step to deal with it. Mr. Chouhan said that we cannot imagine a life in Madhya Pradesh without the existence of Maa Narmada. So, we decided to plant trees on her banks.