Union Minister Nitin Gadkari: If I had not made Allahabad-Varanasi waterway, how could she (Priyanaka Gandhi Vadra) have travelled? She also drank Ganga water, could she have done the same under the UPA govt? By March 2020, river Ganga will be 100% per cent clean.
Month-long rafting expedition'Mission Gange',will see the group travel through the river from Haridwar to Patna, with halts at Bijnor, Narora, Farrukhabad, Kanpur, Allahabad, Varanasi&Buxar. At each of these 9 cities, the group will raise awareness about keeping the Ganga clean
Dara Singh, Environment & Forest Minister of UP met me. He discussed various issues relating to forest and wildlife management in Allahabad-Varanasi region. I also gave him an overview of the new online #EnvironmentAdministration system - #PARIVESH .
Allahabad: Indian Army has raised a battalion of 532 ex-servicemen named 'Ganga Task Force' to protect the #Ganga river. They will patrol the river ghats and stop people from throwing trash into the river. The forces will be deployed in Allahabad, Varanasi and Kanpur (ANI)
Schools in Allahabad, Varanasi closed as flood situation worsens