Kanpur: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath after visiting the Ganga Barrage on Thursday said that the river is cleaner today because of the Namami Gange program and thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for this initiative.
“The Namami Gange program was started and given momentum by Prime Minister Narendra Modiji to clean the river Ganga which is considered equivalent to a mother in India. I thank Narendra Modiji for starting this movement in the country which ha sled to a much cleaner river, the fish have started being found again in the dead zones here,” Adityanath told reporters.
Adityanath added that the closure of sewers and drains, which used to add pollutants in the rivers, was making a remarkable difference in the water body’s condition.
“Dozens of such sewers have been taped off leading to a much better condition of the river in Uttar Pradesh and the lower areas to which it flows,” he said.