Prime minister narendra modi kanpur visit national ganga council meeting review

PM Modi arrives in Kanpur to review 'Namami Gange' project, CM Yogi welcomes

Kanpur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the first meeting of the National Ganga Council in Kanpur on Friday. It discussed the next phase of the Namami Gange project and the new action plan. After this, Modi also sailing the Atal Ghat to observe the impact of the project. Prime Minister tripped on the steps of the ghat while returning from sailing. During this time the SPG personnel present with him took over. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was also present with him. A double-decker motorboat was commissioned from Prayagraj for sailing.

The meeting was attended by Union Minister Prahlad Patel, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Rawat, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi, and many officials. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was also invited, but she did not attend.

Ganga is most polluted in Kanpur
2071 km The part of the Ganga river flowing in the land area in Kanpur is considered to be the most polluted. From this meeting in Kanpur, the government wants to send a message that it is serious about the Namami Gange project. Making Ganga and its tributaries continuous is on the BJP's agenda.

Sisamau sewer was cleaned at 28 crores
The 128-year-old Sisamau Nalla in Kanpur is the largest in Asia. It was constructed by the British to drain the dirty water of the city. Every day 14 million liters of polluted water from the Sisamau Nalla used to fall into the Ganges from about 40 mohallas. Now it has been cleaned at Rs 28 crore under the Namami Gange project. It is diverted and sent to Wajidpur and Bingwan treatment plants.

What is the Namami Gange project?
The Namami Gange project was launched by the central government in 2014 to end pollution and revive Ganga and its tributaries. Its responsibility has been given to the Union Ministry of Water Resources, River Development, and Ganga Rejuvenation. The duration of the project is 18 years. The government has set a budget of 20 thousand crores on the cleanliness of the river by 2019-2020.

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