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PM Modi at conclusion of Narmada Seva Yatra[/caption]
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday voiced concern over the deteriorating condition of rivers in the country at an event to mark the conclusion of 'Namami Devi Narmada Sewa Yatra' in Madhya Pradesh's Annoppur district.
“Many rivers in the country are on the map but do not have any water in them,” Modi said.
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Modi also lauded Shivraj Singh Chouhan government for taking up the campaign to conserve on the country's major lifelines and said the Narmada conservation roadmap prepared by the state is a “perfect document for future vision”.
Moreover, Modi also asked the Madhya Pradesh government to share it with other states.
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“The document was sent to me in advance and I had gone through it. It has the details of what is to be done, by whom, and at what time. In my opinion, it is perfect document for future vision,” he said.
Congratulating people, and especially Chouhan, for launching the yatra that lasted nearly 150 days, the prime minister, who hails from Gujarat, said, “I, on behalf of people of Gujarat, for whom every drop of Narmada is important, Rajasthan and Maharashtra congratulate Madhya Pradesh for this great initiative.”