Ganga Aamantran Abhiyan

Published on March 14, 2020
Current context: The Flag-in ceremony of the Ganga Aamantran Abhiyan was held on 13th March 2020 in New Delhi.
Ganga Aamantran Abhiyan
  • The GAA has been launched by the Ministry of Jal Shakti and is organised under the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG).
  • It is a pioneering and historic exploratory open-water rafting and kayaking expedition on the Ganga River.
  • The campaign includes a month-long adventure sports event in the Ganga, including open-water rafting and kayaking.
  • The GAA is the first-ever effort by NMCG to raft across the entire stretch of the river i.e. 2500 km, from Devprayag in Uttarakhand to Ganga Sagar in West Bengal.
  • The expedition will draw attention to the ecological challenges being faced by Ganga.
  • It will encompass Ganga basin states including Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Bihar and West Bengal.

Question: 

Q.1 The Ganga Aamantran Abhiyan is launched by which ministry?
a. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
b. Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers
c. Ministry of Jal Shakti
d. Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation

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