IAS PRELIMS CHALLENGE SERIES – 25 MAY 2021

Q. Recently Ken-Betwa Link Project (KBLP) is to be executed. Which of the statement(s) about this project is/are Correct.

1) Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh have signed an agreement to implement this project.
2) Under KBLP, water from the Ken River will be diverted to the Betwa River.
3) Ken and Betwa rivers are tributaries of the river Ganga.
4) The Project covers Bundelkhand region across 13 districts of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.

Choose the correct option:

A) 1 and 3only
B) 2 and 3 only
C) 1, 2 and 4 only
D) All are correct

Ans. (c)
Explanation:
Statement-1: Recently the governments of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh have signed an agreement to execute Ken-Betwa Link Project. Hence the Statement-1 is Correct

Statement-2: Under KBLP, water from the Ken River will be transferred to the Betwa River. Statement-2 is Correct

Statement-3: Ken and Betwa rivers are tributaries of the river of Yamuna not Ganga. Thus, Statement 3 is In-Correct.

Statement-4: KBLP lies in Bundelkhand which is a drought-prone region and the project will greatly benefit the water-starved region of Bundelkhand. Thus, Statement 4 is Correct.
Since statements 1, 2 and 4 are correct thus, correct answer is (C)