Lucknow, Feb. 24 -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday praised UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath for effectively controlling Japanese Encephalitis (JE) in eastern UP.

Making a mention of UP's encephalitis scenario at a webinar organised in Delhi to discuss effective implementation of budget provisions in health sector, Modi said: "The area around Gorakhpur falls in Purvanchal. Thousands of children used to die of the dreaded brain fever (JE) till 2017. It had also been discussed in Parliament. Once, the current UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath became emotional while discussing it (JE). But after becoming the CM, he worked on it and adopted some innovative methods to control the menace."

The PM also complimented the Yogi government o...