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INDIAN AFFAIRS
FOR A CLEAN GANGA, CENTRE GOES BACK TO 100-YEAR-OLD DOCUMENT
January 9, 2016
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1.The Centre has fallen back on a century-old document signed between the British-India government and princely states in an attempt to save the Ganga, a key initiative of the National Democratic Alliance government.

2.Citing a 1916 pact, an affidavit filed by the ministry of environment and forest to the Supreme Court on Thursday said that hydroelectric projects on the Ganga will be subjected to a 100-year-old rule that they ensure the natural flow of the river does not fall below 1,000 cusecs.