Conclusions of Nadi Mahotsava to be acted upon: Chouhan

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Bhopal, Feb 23 (UNI) Madhya Pradesg Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today said the conclusions arrived at during the 'International Nadi Mahotsava' would be acted upon in a phased manner.

Mr Chouhan, while inaugurating the 'International Nadi Mahotsava' that commenced at Bandrabhan on Narmada-Tawa confluence in Hoshangabad, said the 'Narmada Parikrama' path would be developed and bridges, culverts and rest houses would be constructed on the path in a well-planned manner.

He said experts had gathered at the Mahotsav to put their heads together for conservation of the river. Their suggestions would be implemented in a phased manner and funds would be no constraint for this, an official release said here.

Pointing out that people in the country held rivers in very high esteem, Mr Chouhan pointed out that the banks of Narmada and surrounding areas had been considered most sacred and are a centre of deep faith.

Referring to integrated efforts being made for conservation of water with community participation, he said the community had donated Rs 127 crore for water conservation works under the Jalabhishek Abhiyan.

Ten crore saplings had been planted under the Haryali Mahotsava for protection and conservation of forests and environment.

Women and Child Development Minister Kusum Mehadele, MPs, MLAs, local public representatives and subject experts from the country and abroad were present.

The Chief Minister felicitated representatives of industries who have contributed significantly towards environment conservation. He unveiled a model of Narmada Prarikrama Path on the occasion, the release added.

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