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NMCG, HCL Foundation and INTACH Signed MoU

Published on May 18, 2019
National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), HCL Foundation and Indian National Trust for Art and Culture Heritage (INTACH) signed a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the plantation of Rudraksha trees in Uttarakhand under the 'Namami Gange' Programme.
NMCG, HCL Foundation and INTACH Signed MoU

Details of the Project:

  • The objective is to create a greener ecosystem in the Ganga Basin along the stretch of 97 towns and 4,465 villages.
  • Under the project, the aim is to plant 10,000 Rudraksha trees in the catchment area of the Ganga River in Uttarakhand.

About Rudraksh Tree:

  • Scientific Name: Elaeocarpus Ganitrus
  • The term is derived from words Rudra which is one of hindu Lord Shiva's Vedic names and Akṣa means 'teardrops'. Thus, Rudraksh actually means Lord Shiva's teardrops.
  • It is a large evergreen tree, with a height of 60-80 feet and has broad-leaves. It is the seeds of the tree which are known as Rudraksh.
  • Its seed is traditionally used for prayer beads in Hinduism and Buddhism and primarily used in India and Nepal.

Question:

Q. National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), HCL Foundation and Indian National Trust for Art and Culture Heritage (INTACH) signed a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the plantation of which trees in Uttarakhand under the 'Namami Gange' Programme?
a. Bel
b. Rudraksha
c. Neem
d. Sandal
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