सामयिक विषय: Planning & Project

NMCG Approves Eight Projects worth over Rs 700 Crore Under Namami Gange Programme

Approval of 8 projects under Namami Gange program

Question: Recently, the National Mission for Clean Ganga has approved eight projects under Namami Gange program. What is the estimated cost of these projects?
(a) More than 700 crores
(b) Up to 500 crores
(c) Up to 350 Crore
(d) More than 50 crores
Answer: (a)
Related Facts:

  • National Mission for Clean Ganga has approved eight projects under Namami Gange program worth Rs. 700 crore.
  • Of these, four pertain to sewage management in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal.
  • Three are related to treatment of drains through bio-remediation at an estimated cost of Rs 4.29 crore and one of inventorization and surveillance of river Ganga.
  • Project for pollution inventorization, assessment and surveillance on river Ganga has an estimated cost of Rs 42.9 crore.
  • Its purpose is to monitor the environmental regulation and water quality in the River Ganges.
  • In Uttar Pradesh, sewage treatment related works at an estimated cost of Rs 213.62 crore have also been approved that includes construction of two STPs (28 MLD + 05 MLD) in Farrukabad and one 2 MLD STP at Bargadiya drain in Fatehpur.


Administrative approval to Narmada Kalisindh Link Project

Narmada Kali Sindh Link Project

Question-Narmada Kali Sindh Link is related to which state?
(a) Maharashtra
(b) Gujarat
(c) Madhya Pradesh
(d) Chhattisgarh
Ans: (c)
Related facts:-

  • On October 10, 2017, in the important meeting of the Narmada Control Board, chaired by Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan administrative approval was given for the construction of various projects of cost of Rs. 14,600 crore (estimated) in the Narmada Valley.
  • These approved projects include the proposed ambitious Narmada Kali Sindh Link Project for Malvanchal.
  • It is known that some time before, Chief Minister had announced the construction of this project for the Malvanchal.
  • This project will be built in two phases.
  • This project will irrigate 2 lakh hectares of agricultural land of 366 villages of Dewas, Shajapur, Sehore and Rajgarh districts.
  • Irrigation in 30 thousand hectares land will take place by another project Narmada Shipra Link Multi-purpose Project approved for Malvanchal in Dewas, Ujjain, Nagda, Maxi, Shajapur, Badia and Tarana areas.
  • Apart from this, the Narmada Control Board also approved the Morand and Ganjal Joint Irrigation Project. This will irrigate 52 thousand 205 hectares of land in Hoshangabad, Harda and Khandwa districts.
  • Micro Irrigation Projects of Nalwadi Udhvahan, Kollod Udhahan, Pati Udhvahan, Kodwar Udhahan, Pipri Udhvahan, Bhuralay Udhvahan, Pamkhedi Udhvahan.has also been approved by Narmada Control Board

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Cabinet approves SANKALP & STRIVE Schemes to boost Skill India Mission

Cabinet approves SANKALP & STRIVE Schemes

Question: To promote which of the following mission, Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) recently approved ‘Sankalp’ and ‘Strives’ schemes?
(a) Swachh Bharat Mission
(b) Make in India Mission
(c) Digital India Mission
(d) Skil India Mission
Answer: (d) 
Related Facts:

  • On 11th October, 2017, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved two new World Bank supported schemes of Rs. 6,655 crore – Skills Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Promotion (SANKALP) and Skill Strengthening for Industrial Value Enhancement (STRIVE).
  • SANKALP is Rs 4,455 crore centrally sponsored scheme including Rs. 3,300 crore loan support from World Bank.
  • Whereas STRIVE is a Rs. 2,200 crore – central sector scheme, with half of the scheme outlay as World Bank loan assistance.
  • SANKALP and STRIVE are outcome focused schemes marking shift in government’s implementation strategy in vocational education and training from inputs to results.
  • The two schemes shall address this need by setting up national bodies for accreditation & certification which shall regulate accreditation and certification in both long and short term Vocational Education and Training (VET).


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