UPSC Ecology And Environment Environment Question Bank Environment Management

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    Which of the following are the key features of 'National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA)'? (IAS Prelims 2016)
    1. River basin is the unit of planning and management.
    2. It 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 basis.
    Select the correct answer using the code given below.

    A) 1 and 2 only                 

    B) 2 and 3 only

    C) 1 and 3 only                 

    D) 1, 2 and 3

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

    (i) National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA) is a financing, planning, implementing, monitoring and coordinating authority for the Ganges River. Functioning under the water resource ministry of India. The mission of the organisation is to spearhead the river conservation efforts at the national level. (ii) In 2014, UPSC asked similar question, where one of the statement was- "PM is chairman of NGRBA". That statement was right as per India Yearbook 2014. Therefore, here statement 3 is wrong, CM can't by the chairman of NGRBA. By elimination, we reach answer [a].

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