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Israel can aid UP in cleaning Ganga: Envoy

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

today evinced interest in providing assistance to in its implementation of 'Namami Gange Programme' - the Modi government's ambitious programme to clean and rejuvenate the river Ganga.

Israel's Ambassador to Daniel Carmon who Chief Minister at the latter's official residence here also expressed Israel's desire to cooperate with the state in various other sectors.

"may be given assistance by on the Namami Gange Programme of Prime Minister Modi that has been started for rejuvenation of Ganga," said Carmon.

"Strengthening of bilateral ties with is one of the priorities of the Israeli government," the envoy said.

On his part, Adityanath said that the state was interested in using Israel's expertise in development of agriculture, irrigation, horticulture, energy, science and technology, smart cities and other sectors.

The chief minister told the visiting envoy that owing to the depleting ground water, many regions have been declared dark zones in the state.

"In these areas, techniques developed by to augment the ground water level can prove to be effective and a great help," he said.

is already extending support to the state in the field of water conservation in Bundelkhand.

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First Published: Tue, May 16 2017. 22:48 IST