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PM to attend concluding ceremony of 'Narmada Yatra' in MP

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Prime Minister Modi will attend the concluding ceremony of Narmada Yatra-- aimed at creating awareness programme for conservation of Narmada river-- in

The Yatra is scheduled to conclude in Amarkantak, from where the river originates, on May 15.

Chief Minister today the Prime Minister and requested his presence in the event.

"The PM has accepted the invitation and agreed to come to Amarkantak on May 15," a press release issued by MP quoted Chouhan as having said.

The Yatra had started from December 11, 2016 and it was slated to end on May 11. It is now scheduled to conclude on May 15.

Under the ongoing campaign, the state has conducted a drive against shops within five kilometres of Narmada's banks.

A stretch of 1831-km on southern comprising 548 villages/towns and 1513-km on northern comprising 556 village/towns were covered under the campaign.

The state claims that this programme is one of the biggest river conservation campaigns in the world.

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First Published: Thu, April 20 2017. 21:02 IST