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Uma Bharti meets Akhilesh, discusses Ganga clean-up plan

Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Saturday met with Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav at his residence and discussed the irrigation projects in the state and issue of cleaning of Ganga and other rivers. “Both leaders agreed that state government would send projects pertaining to riverfront development schemes on the banks of Ganga in Garh Muktershwar, Kannauj, Kanpur, Allahabad and Varanasi to the Centre,” an official statement said. Yadav assured Bharti of his government’s support in cleaning of Ganga, its subsidiaries and other rivers in the state.

The CM also assured cooperation to the Centre in setting up Ganga University, the statement said adding, Bharti also agreed to Yadav’s request of setting up a Ganga flood control centre in Lucknow.
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