Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister has announced to rename the Hoshangabad city as Narmadapuram.

  • This announcement was made by CM while he was addressing the Narmada Jayanti programme that was held in Hoshangabad.
  • Chief Minister stated that, the proposal to change the name will be sent to the central Government.
  • The decision was taken after asking the gathering on the banks of Narmada (BoN).

Backdrop

  • The Hoshangabad was named after an attacker Hoshang Shah who was the first ruler of Malwa.
  • It was the part of Nerbudda (Narmada) Division and Berar.
  • Hoshangabad became the state of Madhya Bharat and later the Madhya Pradesh after India’s independence.
  • The city is famous for its beautiful ghats along the Narmada river.
  • The major attraction is the Sethani ghat.

New Name of the Hoshangabad city

The city will now be named as Narmadapuram named after River Narmada. The River is the lifeline of Madhya Pradesh. The river is the fifth largest river in India. It flows through the rift valley. It also forms an estuary at its mouth. Cities like Jabalpur, Hoshangabad, Mandla, Maheshwar, Omkareshwar Narsinghpur, Badwabuare and Jhabua, are situated on the bank of river Narmada.

River Narmada

Narmada is also called as Reva river. Earlier the river was also known as Narbada (Nerbudda). The river is located in states of Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat. Narmada river is often called as the “Life Line of Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat”. It rises from the Amarkantak Plateau in Madhya Pradesh’s Anuppur district. It forms a boundary between North India and South India. It is a west flowing river. The total length of the river is 1,312 kilometer. It drains into the Arabian Sea through the Gulf of Khambhat (Gulf of Cambay).

Hoshangabad to be renamed as Narmadapuram Hoshangabad to be renamed as Narmadapuram