UPSC General Studies Solved Paper - General Studies-2014

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    What are the benefits of implementing the Integrated Watershed Development Programme'?
    1. Prevention of soil run-off
    2. Linking the country's perennial rivers with seasonal rivers
    3. Rainwater harvesting and recharge of groundwater table
    4. Regeneration of natural vegetation
    Select the correct answer using the codes given below

    A)  1 and 2           

    B)  2, 3 and 4

    C)  1, 3 and 4                    

    D)  All of these

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    Exp. [c] The main objectives of the Integrated Watershed Development Programme (IWDP) are to restore the ecological balance by harnessing, concerning and developing degraded natural resources such as soil, vegetative cover and water. Its objectives are as follow Prevention of soil run-off. Regeneration of natural vegetation. Rain water harvesting. Recharging of the ground water table. It does not include connecting of the countries perennial rivers with the seasonal rivers.

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