Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday reviewed the ambitious Namami Gange project at Atal Ghat in Kanpur. He will later chair the first meeting of the National Ganga Council. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Bihar Deputy CM Sushil Modi and Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat were also present at the ghat. The prime minister, who is attending the meeting at Chandra Shekhar Azad Agriculture University, was received at the Chakeri airport by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and other dignitaries.
The Prime Minister's Office had said on Friday that Modi will chair the first meeting of National Rejuvenation, Protection and Management of River Ganga Council (National Ganga Council) in Kanpur. He reviewed the progress of work done and deliberate on aspects of cleaning the Ganga, the PMO said.
Kanpur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes a boat ride in river Ganga at Atal ghat, along with CM Yogi Adityanath, Bihar Deputy CM Sushil Modi and Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat. https://t.co/T3a8wb8rZs pic.twitter.com/617K5tc1LP— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) December 14, 2019
A senior district official had said on Friday that PM Modi will hold the Ganga Council meeting with Union ministers, chief ministers of UP, Uttarakhand and Bihar and secretaries of various central departments.