UPSC Ecology And Environment Current Ecological Developments Question Bank Current Ecological Developments

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    Which of the following is not correct regarding Ganga Action Plan.
    (i) It was launched by the National Ganga River Basin Authority.
    (ii) It aimed at beatification of Ganga.
    (iii) It focused on rehabilitation of soft-shelled turtles.
    Choose the correct option.       

    A) only (i)             

    B) (i) and (ii)

    C) (ii) and (iii)                    

    D) only (ii)

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    Ganga occupies 26 per cent of the country's landmass and supports 43 per cent of its population. In 1986, the government of India launched the Ganga Action Plan (GAP). In August 2009, GAP was re-launched with a reconstituted National Ganga River Basin Authority. The objectives of the authority was to improve the water quality of the river to acceptable standards by preventing pollutants reaching it by intercepting the sewage and treating it before discharge into the river. It also aimed at rehabilitation of soft-shelled turtles.

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