New Delhi, Dec 14:Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday chaired the National Ganga Council meeting in Kanpur, where he will also review the 'Namami Gange' project and get a first hand experience of the impact of the programme on the holy river.
Modi was received by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Aditynath and other state dignitaries upon his arrival at the airport.
"(Modi) will Chair the first meeting of National Rejuvenation, Protection and Management of River Ganga Council (National Ganga Council) in Kanpur... He will review progress of work done and deliberate on aspects of cleaning the Ganga" the Prime Minister's Office had tweeted earlier in the day.
The ï¿½Namami Gange Programme' aims to accomplish the mandate of National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA) to ensure effective abatement of pollution and rejuvenation of the river Ganga by adopting a river basin approach.