UPSC General Studies Solved Paper - General Studies-2016

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    Which of the following are the key features of 'National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA)?
    1. River basin in the unit of planning and management.
    2. In spearheads the river conservation efforts at the national level.
    3. One of the Chief Ministers of the states through which the Ganga flows becomes the Chairman of NGRBA on rotation oasis.
    Select the correct answer using the codes given below

    A)  1 and 2           

    B)  2 and 3

    C)  1 and 3

    D)         1, 2 and 3

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

    Exp. [a] National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA) has started the Mission Clean Ganga with a changed and comprehensive approach to champion the challenges posed to Ganga through four different sectors, namely, wastewater management, solid waste management, industrial pollution and river front development. NGRBA has been established through the Gazette notification of the government of India dated 20th February, 2009 issued at New Delhi with the objectives of [a] ensuring effective abatement of pollution and conservation of the river Ganga by adopting a river basin approach to promote inter-sectoral co-ordination for comprehensive planning and management; and [b] maintaining environmental flows in the river Ganga with the aim of ensuring water quality and environmentally sustainable development.

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