Dindori: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on April 28 had said his government would take further the ambitious `Namami Gange‘ program on the lines of ongoing Narmada conservation programme in Madhya Pradesh. He also showered praises on his Madhya Pradesh counterpart, Shivraj Singh Chouhan. CM Adityanath was speaking at a public interaction at Shahpura in Dindori district of Madhya Pradesh amid the ongoing ‘Namami Devi Narmade Sewa Yatra,’ the state government’s campaign to create awareness about conserving river Narmada, the lifeline of Madhya Pradesh.
We have a challenge in Uttar Pradesh, which is Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s ambitious plan for conservation of Ganga. I was thinking for long that Shivraj-ji is running a river conservation campaign and I should go there and see it and take Namami Gange project ahead on similar lines, he said.
His government would undertake similar campaigns for other rivers in Uttar Pradesh including Yamuna, Rapti, Gandak, etc, he said.
CM Adityanath also said that 15 years ago, the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had said that the next world war would be fought over water.
Several civilisations in the world developed along the riverbanks. But the man has destroyed the rivers for vested interests and materialistic goals, he said.
Campaigns for river conservation showed foresightedness, he said.