UP CM issues orders to observe Ganga Swachhta Sankalp Diwas

"In pursuance with the orders of the chief minister, Chief Secretary Rahul Bhatnagar has directed the district magistrates to observe the 'Ganga Swachhta Sankalp Diwas' on May 2 at 8 am," a state government spokesperson said.

PTI| Last Updated: Apr 29, 2017, 22:13 PM IST

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has issued orders to all the districts and village panchayats situated on the banks of Ganga river to observe 'Ganga Swachhta Sankalp Diwas' on May 2.

"In pursuance with the orders of the chief minister, Chief Secretary Rahul Bhatnagar has directed the district magistrates to observe the 'Ganga Swachhta Sankalp Diwas' on May 2 at 8 am. Efforts should be made to make this a grand event," a state government spokesperson said today.

The chief secretary has asked the district magistrates to ensure that they participate in the pledge-taking event at one of the places.

The spokesperson said orders in this regard have been sent to district magistrates of Allahabad, Ballia, Bijnor, Badaun, Bulandshahr, Chandauli, Farrukhabad, Fatehpur, Ghazipur, Hapur, Hardoi, Amroha, Kannauj, Kanpur, Kasganj, Kaushambhi, Meerut, Mirzapur, Muzaffarnagar, Pratapgarh, Rae Bareli, Bhadohi, Shahjahanpur, Unnao and Varanasi.

Earlier today, Adityanath, while addressing party workes in Gorakhpur, had said that the state government will hold special cleanliness programmes at 785 villages located on the banks of Ganga on May 2.