River Ganga Authorities Order, 2016

Q.  Which of the following is/are true regarding River Ganga (Rejuvenation, Protection and Management) Authorities Order, 2016?

1) NGRBA will come under National Council for River Ganga (Rejuvenation, Protection and Management).
2) National Council for River Ganga (Rejuvenation, Protection and Management) will be headed by the Minister of Water Resources.

- Published on 26 Sep 16

a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2

ANSWER: Neither 1 nor 2
 
  • The order creates the National Council for River Ganga (Rejuvenation, Protection and Management), as an Authority under the Chairperson of Hon’ble Prime Minister, in place of the existing NGRBA for overall responsibility for superintendence of pollution prevention and rejuvenation of river Ganga Basin.
  • The government strengthened and elevated the National Mission on Clean Ganga (NMCG) to the level of an ‘Authority’ with powers to enforce pollution laws and penalise defaulters.
  • The NMCG, currently registered as a society, works under the Water Resources Ministry as the implementing agency of policies framed by the National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA) that was created in 2010.
  • It will now come under National Council for River Ganga (Rejuvenation, Protection and Management).

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