Ramdev Tyagi leads a 17-member team in his new role as the chairman of the Narmada River Trust.
Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh secretariat’s new occupant, Namdev Das Tyagi, famously known as Computer Baba, demanded a helicopter at his disposal to inspect Narmada river.
Tyagi leads a 17-member team in his new role as the chairman of the Narmada River Trust, the Indian Express reported
Tyagi reported for work on Wednesday amid religious rituals. Former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Digvijaya Singh and state Law Minister P C Sharma were in attendance when Tyagi reported at the office. After taking charge, Tyagi demanded modern “astra shastra” (apparatus) to save the river.
"I want a helicopter for conducting an aerial survey of river Narmada to find out the actual state of the river. The helicopter will allow me to also ascertain the state of trees planted on the riverbank during the previous Shivraj Singh Chouhan government and the truth about the rampant sand mining in the river," he said.
He was appointed as the chairman of ‘Ma Narmada, Ma Kshipra and Ma Mandakini Rivers Trust’ in March.
Tyagi, once a close aide of former CM Shivraj Singh Chauhan, switched sides before Madhya Pradesh assembly election.
In Chouhan’s government, Tyagi was appointed on a panel to clean and rejuvenate the river and accorded the 'minister of state' status. In the incumbent government, he doesn’t hold any ministerial position.