Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is in Kanpur to have a first-hand experience of the impact of the Namami Gange project, missed a step at Atal ghat and fell down the stairs. He, however, quickly recovered and back on his feet before security personnel came to his aide. PM Modi also took a boat ride in river Ganga at Atal ghat. Earlier on the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took stock of cleanliness of the river Ganga under the Namami Gange Project along with Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath.
National Ganga Council
Earlier today, Prime Minister Modi chaired the first meeting of the National Ganga Council (NGC), aimed at reinforcing the importance of a ‘Ganga-centric’ approach in all departments of the concerned states as well as relevant central ministries.
During the meeting, he emphasised that an improvement framework for Nirmal Ganga would require the fullest cooperation from the public at large and greater awareness through dissemination of best practices from cities situated along the banks of national rivers.