Q. Consider the following statements regarding Indira Gandhi canal project:
1.It was conceived by Kanwar Sain.
2.It originates at Harike barrage in Punjab.
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: C

Explanation: Indira Gandhi Canal, previously known as the Rajasthan Canal, is one of the largest canal systems in India.

  • Conceived by Kanwar Sain in 1948, the canal project was launched on 31 March, 1958.
  • The canal originates at Harike barrage in Punjab and runs parallel to Pakistan border at an average distance of 40 km in Thar Desert (Marusthali) of Rajasthan.

Source: NCERT – India People & Economy