Q. Consider the following statements regarding “Namami Gange Yojana”:
1.It is a central sector scheme.
2.Asian Development Bank is funding the projects through loan.
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

Explanation: Namami Ganga Yojana is a central sector scheme. It covers 8 states/UTs, 47 towns & 12 rivers under the project.

  • The basin covers 11 states viz., Uttarakhand, U.P., M.P., Rajasthan, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Bihar, West Bengal and Delhi.
  • The current focus of World Bank funded National Ganga River Basin Projects (NGRBP) of NMCG is on five major states on the main stem of river Ganga namely Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Bihar and West Bengal.
  • Establishment of Clean Ganga Fund (charity fund) as a trust under the Indian Trusts Act. Donors are eligible for 100% I-T exemption and contributions also fall within the purview of CSR activity. World Bank is funding the projects through loan.