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Current Affairs of 7 Jan 2018

Keshav Kishore, Published On:07-Jan-2018



1.       CCEA approved fund for National Waterway-1

• Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the Jal Marg Vikas Project at a cost of Rs 5369 crore.

• The National Waterway-1 is the longest waterway in India which is formed by Ganga-Bhagirathi-Hooghly Rivers.

• NW1 is of 1620km long and is spread in UP, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal from Allahabad to Haldia.

• The other operational Waterways are NW2 (891 km) between Sadiya-Dhubri on Brahmaputra River and NW3 (365 km) between Kollam-Kozikhode on West Coast Canal, Champakara Canal and Udyogmandal Canal.

• There are 111 proposed waterways in India.

• The waterway projects are under Inland Water Authority of India (Ministry of Shipping).


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