The third longest river in India, the Narmada is not only considered to be sacred but also a lifeline of Central India. Another interesting fact about the river is its east-to-west flow, seen in just two rivers in the country. However, the Narmada now faces a threat from increased human activities and also in the form of climate change which is impacting the quality and also the quantity of water. Experts say that if the river continues to be impacted, it will adversely affect the livelihoods of communities like fishermen, boatmen and farmers.