Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Narmada Seva Mission for the conservation of the crucial river, which is a lifeline of Madhya Pradesh. Narmada river captured the attention of the nation when it became the center of a decades-long struggle to stop the raising of the Sardar Sarovar Dam.
River conservation has been in sharp focus since the new government came to power. Narmada Seva Yatra was launched on December 11, 2016 projecting it as the world’s “biggest river conservation campaign with public participation.” It was concluded on 15th May 2017.
What is the Narmada Seva Yatra?
- Started: December 11, 2016 from Amarkantak, the origin place of the River Narmada
- Distance covered on the southern bank: 1831 km
- Villages and towns covered on the southern bank: 548
- Distance covered on the northern bank:1513 km
- Villages and towns covered on the northern bank: 556
- Ended: May 15, 2017 at Amarkantak (148 days)
Important Takeaways from above News for BOB PO Exam-
- Sardar Sarovar Dam is located in Gujarat and is built on Narmada River.
- The Narmada originates from the Maikal hills and charts its way through Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Gujarat finally draining into the Arabian Sea.
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