CSE-2019 | Prelims Daily Quiz 74

Daily Quiz for Civil Services Preliminary Examination 2019

Question:

Q. Dam Safety Bill is under the process of becoming a law. Consider the following statements in this respect:

1. About 75% of large dams in India are more than 100 years old.

2. The bill provides for State Dam Safety Authorities.

3. National Committee on Dam Safety will have no representation of States.

 

Select the correct statement/s using the codes given below:

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) None of the above

Correct Answer

d) None of the above

Explanation for the Correct Answer
  • Of India’s 5,254 large dams, some 75% are over 25 years old, and 164 more than 100 years old.
  • The legislation provides for a National Dam Safety Authority and State Dam Safety Organisations (SDSOs).
  • In National Committee on Dam Safety, there will be representatives of the Centre and states (through rotation) as well as dam safety experts.

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