National River Ganga Bill

Question: The National River Ganga (Rejuvenation, Protection and Management) Bill 2018 provides for the constitution which corps as an armed forces of the union?
(a) Ganga Protection Corps
(b) Ganga Raksha Putra
(c) Ganga Raksha Bal
(d) Ganga Swacchagrahi
Answer: (a)
Related facts:

  • The Draft of “The National River Ganga (Rejuvenation, Protection and Management) Bill 2018” provides for the constitution of Ganga Protection Corps as armed forces of the union.
  • The Ganga Protection Corps is proposed to be empowered to arrest or caused to be arrested for offence under the Act, and to take the person to the nearest police station.
  • The Court would take cognizance of the offence on the basis of the complaint filed by the officers who are authorised under the proposed Act.
  • The draft Act contemplates certain provisions conferring powers to the “National Council for Rejuvenation, Protection and Management of River Ganga” to arrange to carry out or caused to be carried out impact assessment of certain projects and activities which affect or are likely to affect the flow of water in river Ganga, such as building barrages, deforestation on hill slopes, hydroelectric projects etc.

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