New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi participated in the consultation meeting on Ganga river cleaning project through video.
A consultative meeting was held today in Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal, to take necessary steps to clean the Ganges and prevent sewage from mixing in it. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Thami, Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soran, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav, Union Hydropower Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat and others participated in the meeting organized by the National Ganga River Council. Prime Minister Narendra Modi participated in it through video.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mother Heeraben passed away this morning. Subsequently, his cremation took place at 9.30 am. Prime Minister Modi participated in this. Subsequently, he participated in the program of inaugurating various projects concluded in the state of West Bengal through video. Subsequently, the Prime Minister also attended the meeting of the National Ganga River Council as a second event.
In 2014, the central government had announced a project called Navami Gange to clean the river Ganga and prevent waste from mixing in it. As part of this Rs 20,000 crore project, a Rs 2,700 crore project to prevent sewage mixing in the Ganges was approved in the 46th Executive Committee Meeting of the National Ganga Cleanliness Movement. It is noteworthy that the United Nations has recently recognized the Navami Gange project as one of the world’s top 10 projects to protect the environment.