Q. Consider the following statements regarding National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA):
1. It was constituted under the provisions of the Environment (Protection) Act (EPA), 1986.
2. National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) acted as implementation arm of NGRBA.
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
Notes:

National Mission for Clean Ganga(NMCG) was registered as a society on 12th August 2011 under the Societies Registration Act 1860. 

  • It acted as implementation arm of National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA) which was constituted under the provisions of the Environment (Protection) Act (EPA), 1986.  
  • NGRBA has since been dissolved with effect from the 7th October 2016, consequent to constitution of National Council for Rejuvenation, Protection and Management of River Ganga (referred as National Ganga Council) vide notification no.  S.O. 3187(E) dated 7th October 2016 under EPA 1986.  >> (Amendment) Order, 2nd September 2019 

Source: https://nmcg.nic.in/about_nmcg.aspx