NGRBA provides approval for projects

Q.  Giving a boost to Ganga Rejuvenation efforts, NGRBA has decided to approve projects worth INR 2446 crore. What does NGRBA stand for?
- Published on 06 May 16

a. National Ganga River Basin Authority
b. National Ganges River Basin Association
c. National Ganges River Basin Authority
d. National Ganga River Basin Association.

ANSWER: National Ganga River Basin Authority
Providing a major boost to Ganga rejuvenation efforts, National Ganga River Basin Authority has approved projects worth Rs 2446 crore for development of 'ghats' and crematoriums at various places along the river in four states and along its tributary Yamuna in Delhi.
  • The projects will be implemented along the river stretch from Haridwar to Uttarakhand border, Garhmukteshwar in Uttar Pradesh, Buxar, Hajipur and Sonepur in Bihar, Sahibganj, Rajmahal and Kanhaiya 'ghat' in Jharkhand.
  • The project is also meant for afforestation along the banks of river Ganga. However, additional fund of Rs 2294 crore for afforestation under 'Forestry Intervention in River Ganga' scheme of the Centre will be approved later.

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