To allow modern cruise ships to operate through Indian rivers, more than 1,000 channels are being constructed nationwide.


New Delhi: The government has stated that more than a thousand waterways are being built throughout the nation with the intention of allowing modern cruise ships to navigate Indian rivers. The cruise tourist industry in India is prepared to set out on a spectacular new trip thanks to significant canal development. While presiding over the second National Ganga Council meeting in Kolkata, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made this statement. The world’s longest river cruise, according to Mr. Modi, will depart from Kashi on the 13th of this month and travel 2,300 kilometres to Dibrugarh via Bangladesh.

The Prime Minister underlined the value of jan andolan and public involvement in maintaining the cleanliness of the river during the discussion. Each person, according to him, must make a commitment to maintain Maa Ganga’s cleanliness in order for all government initiatives to be effective. Mr. Modi continued by saying that maintaining the cleanliness of Maa Ganga is both our duty and a shared heritage. He said that our ancestors had left us a priceless legacy, and it was our duty to pass it on to next generations in the same shape and with the same purity.

Via video conference, the Prime Minister laid the cornerstone and dedicated the Namami Gange and Drinking Water and Sanitation Projects to the country. Seven sewage infrastructure projects totaling more than 990 crore rupees were officially opened by the prime minister. These initiatives will increase West Bengal’s state-wide sewage treatment capacity by more than 200 million litres per day. Additionally, he laid the cornerstone for five infrastructure projects for sewage systems that will be built as part of the National Mission for Clean Ganga at an estimated cost of 1,085 crore rupees.