Q. With reference to Purvodaya Mission consider the following statements:
1.It has been launched by the Ministry of Heavy
Steel and Public Enterprises.
2.It aims to enhance power generation capacity of the hydroelectric plants.
Select the correct statements using the codes given below:

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: D

Statement 1: The statement is incorrect. Purvodaya Mission has been launched by the Ministry of Steel along with the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.


Statement 2: The statement is incorrect. It aims to accelerate the development of Eastern India by establishing an integrated steel centre in Kolkata, West Bengal. The focus is on the eastern states of India – Odisha, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, and northern Andhra Pradesh, which own iron ore, chromite, bauxite, and dolomite reserves.

Source: The Times of India