|Read the following statements regarding Rajiv Gandhi National Drinking Water Mission:|
|1. This programme was introduced as one of the five Societal missions in 1986.|
|2. It was renamed as Rajiv Gandhi National Drinking water Mission in 1991. Which of these statements is/are correct?|
A) Only 1
B) Only 2
C) Both 1 and 2
D) neither 1 nor 2
Correct Answer: C
Solution :[c] The Accelerated Rural Water Supply Programme (ARWSP) was introduced in 1972-73 by the Government of India to assist the states and Union Territories to accelerate the pace of cover-age of drinking water supply. The programme was given a missionary approach with the launch of the Technology Mission of Drinking Water and Related Water Management, also called the National Drinking Water Mission (NDWM) in 1986. The NDWM was renamed as the Rajiv Gandhi National Drinking Water Mission (RGNDWM) in 1991.
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