While the Indian citizens are still in the shock given by the Gujarat government which built a half-kilometre brick wall to hide poverty, another such incident is now welcoming sharp criticism. In the wake of US President Donald Trump’s visit to India, Uttar Pradesh Irrigation Department has released 500 cusecs of water into the Yamuna from the Ganganahar in Bulandshahr. Defending the move, the Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) stated that this would likely reduce the foul smell from the Yamuna.
Though Trump’s visit to Agra is yet to be confirmed, the officials seem to take no chance in making the city look beautiful for the U.S. President. Sources revealed that the department is planning to maintain a certain level of water in the Yamuna till February 24 for a picturesque view from Taj Mahal. Speaking over the same, the authorities from the irrigation department and Pollution board confirmed that improving the oxygen level in the Yamuna in Mathura and in Agra is the main aim.
While Trump is set to visit India on a two-day trip on February 24 along with the First Lady Melania Trump, Gujarat and UP governments have been receiving backlash over wasting the public money for hiding slums and cleaning the Yamuna like never before.