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With reference to the Afghanistan-India Friendship Dam‘. Consider the following sentences.
1. It is situated on the Upper reaches of Kunar River.
2. The dam is also known as the Salma Dam (Herat Dam).
3. The Dam has been built by WAPCOS.
Which of the above statement (s) is/are correct?



Your Answer
A
Only 2
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B
Only 2 and 3
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C
Only 3
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D
All of the above

Solution

The correct option is A Only 2 and 3

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani jointly inaugurated the Salma Dam (Herat Dam) on 4 June 2016. This dam also known as the Afghan-India Friendship Dam.
It has been situated on the upper reaches of Hari Rud River in Herat province.
It has been built by WAPCOS, an Indian―mini-ratna I. This Dam project involved construction of a 107.5 meter high earth and rock–fill dam and a 42 MW power house with three units of 14 MW each and also has a provision for releasing water for irrigation of 75,000 hectares of land. This is the most expensive of India‘s infrastructure projects in the region at over $275 million.

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