Consider the following statements about the Jal Marg Vikas Project:

  1. The project is being executed on Brahmaputra-Barak river systems to connect northeast to the rest of India
  2. World Bank is providing technical assistance and investment support for the Project

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [B] Only 2

First statement is incorrect because the 'Jal Marg Vikas' (National Waterway-1) project is being executed on River Ganga. The project envisages developing a fairway with 3 meters depth between Allahabad to Haldia covering a distance of 1620 kms.

This question is a part of GKToday's Integrated IAS General Studies Module