Q. Consider the following statements:
1.Namami Gange Programme aimed at controlling pollution, conservation and rejuvenation of River Ganga.
2.Arth Ganga aims at increasing the river basin of the river Ganga..
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: A
Notes:

Statement 1 is correct. Namami Gange Programme aimed at controlling pollution, conservation and rejuvenation of River Ganga.

Statement 2 is incorrect. Arth Ganga focuses on sustainable development model with a focus on economic activities related to Ganga. It includes – chemical-free farming, promotion of cow dung as fertilizer through the Gobardhan scheme, Monetization and Reuse of Sludge & Wastewater, Livelihood Generation Opportunities, etc.

Source: The Hindu