In Agra Makeover For Trump Visit, Water Released Into Yamuna, Fresh Paint
Ahead of US President Donald Trump's two-day India visit next week, Agra is witnessing a makeover of sorts. Streets are being painted and fresh water is being released in Yamuna, one of the most important rivers in the country.
In the last few days, more than 500 cusecs of water has been released in Yamuna, often called the lifeline of Delhi and UP, by the Uttar Pradesh Irrigation Department. The river, which passes through Uttarakhand, Haryana, Delhi, and Uttar Pradesh, has suffered heavily from industrial and sewage pollution in the last few decades.
The move is likely to reduce the "foul smell" from the Yamuna, Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) assistant engineer Arvind Kumar was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.