Question Paper from: SBI PO MAINS 2018

(A) Tests of Ganga water indicate it has fared better in Uttar Pradesh; but then, the clean-up plan for the river has received dedicated Central funding of Rs. 3,696 crore over three and a half years, compared to Rs.351 crore given to 14 States to conserve 32 rivers.

(B) The finding of the Central Pollution Control Board that the number of critically polluted segments of India’s rivers has risen to 351 from 302 two years ago is a strong indictment of the departments responsible for environmental protection.

(C) Their problems are worsened by the poor infrastructure available in a large number of cities and towns located near rivers. It is notable that these results come from a CPCB audit that was carried out at the instance of the National Green Tribunal.

(D) The data show that the plethora of laws enacted to regulate the waste management and protect water quality are simply not working.

(E) The failed efforts to control pollution are all too evident in Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Assam, which account for a third of the degraded river segments.

(F) The study also underscores the failure of many national programmes run by the Centre for river conservation, preservation of wetlands, and water quality monitoring.

Choose the word which is most nearly the SAME in the meaning to SALUBURIOUS.











Chapter Name: Sentence rearrangement
Difficulty Level: Moderate

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