Ganga Action Plan

Category: Environment & Ecology

Title: Abatement of pollution

Ganga action plan was started with the objective of pollution abatement from river Ganga. It started in the year 1986. It is a 100% centrally sponsored scheme. under this plan, the National River Ganga basin authority was established and declared Ganga as a national river of India. The authority is headed by the prime minister and chief ministers of all the states in which river Ganga flows.


National river conservation plan was started under the same program for 2nd phase. It included tributaries of Ganga viz- Yamuna, Mahananda, Gomti, second phase action plan created for all these tributaries. Besides abatement of pollution Ganga action plan had the broad objective of restoration of biodiversity along the course of river Ganga. Under this



Consider the following statements.

  1. Ganga action plan started in the year 1986
  2. It is a 100% centrally sponsored program
  3. Yamuna action plan started under national river conservation plan

Which of the following is/are correct?

A) 1,2 only
B) 2,3 only
C) 1,3 only
D) All of the above

Answer: D

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