MoU signed for Rudraksh Plantation

Question: As per the tripartite MoU signed, the Plantation of Rudraksh will be done in which state?
(a) Madhya Pradesh
(b) Uttarakhand
(c) Uttar Pradesh
(d) Kashmir
Answer: (b)
Related facts:

  • A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between National Mission for Clean Ganga, HCL Foundation and INTACH for taking up a project of ‘Plantation of Rudraksh Trees in Uttarakhand’ as a part of CSR initiative under the Namami Gange Programme.
  • While the project aims at planting 10,000 Rudraksh trees in the catchment area of river Ganga in Uttarakhand in association with the local community and other stakeholders, it will also help in generating income for people residing in those areas.
  • The tripartite MoU was signed by a representative from HCL Foundation, INTACH and Executive Director (Finance) from NMCG on 14th May, 2019 in the presence of Director General NMCG and Executive Director (Projects).
  • Namami Gange Mission aims at providing comprehensive and sustainable solutions for a cleaner ecosystem along the stretch of 97 towns and 4,465 villages on the Ganga stem and a public-private partnership will provide the initiative a much-needed impetus.

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