Regional (M.P & C.G)

Government trying to purify Narmada water: Gaur

Bhopal: Urban Administration and Development (UAD) Minister Babulal Gaur on Tuesday said that the State Government had been carrying out maintenance works to preserve and purify the water of Narmada River.
Urban Administration and Development department was preparing a special work plan for maintaining cleanliness and hygiene and proper water drainage system in the areas located near the river banks. As many as 53 cities had been marked to carry out the plan. Further, these locations had been categorised in two stages according to their distance from the Narmada River.
Under first stage 24 locations have been marked that are situated at the distance of 10 kilometers and in the other stage 29 locations have been included that are situated at the distance of 10 to 50 kilometers from the Narmada River bank.
Gaur further informed that to maintain hygiene, as many as 10193 private restrooms were being constructed in 14 cities with a total expenditure on `7.87 crore.
Out of these restroom, 4528 had already been constructed, he further informed. Similarly, 28 public lavatories would be constructed in the nearby areas with the total expenditure of `4.62 crore. Further, a special sewage treatment plant was being installed to maintain a proper cleanliness and hygiene system at the Narmada banks of Amarkantak and Jabalpur.
Further, Gaur also informed that the cemeteries would be shifted at a proper distance so that the river water could not get polluted. Moreover, at least 12 lakh saplings would also be planted near the Narmada banks to maintain the purification of the river water and environment.


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