Q. “National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA)” was established under which of the following act?

[A] Environment (Protection) Act

[B] Wildlife Protection Act

[C] Forest Conservation Act

[D] Forest Rights Act

Answer: A
Notes:

Explanation: NGRBA was constituted on February 2009 under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986.

  • The NGRBA is a planning, financing, monitoring and coordinating body of the centre and the states.
  • The objective of the NGRBA is to ensure effective abatement of pollution and conservation of the river Ganga by adopting a river basin approach for comprehensive planning and management.
  • The Authority has both regulatory and developmental functions. The Authority will take measures for effective abatement of pollution and conservation of the river Ganga in keeping with sustainable development needs.

Source: SHANKAR IAS Environment