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NMCG, HCL Foundation and INTACH Signed MoU

National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), HCL Foundation and Indian National Trust for Art and Culture Heritage (INTACH) signed a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the plantation of Rudraksha trees in Uttarakhand under the 'Namami Gange' Programme.
NMCG, HCL Foundation and INTACH Signed MoU

Details of the Project:

  • The objective is to create a greener ecosystem in the Ganga Basin along the stretch of 97 towns and 4,465 villages.
  • Under the project, the aim is to plant 10,000 Rudraksha trees in the catchment area of the Ganga River in Uttarakhand.

About Rudraksh Tree:

  • Scientific Name: Elaeocarpus Ganitrus
  • The term is derived from words Rudra which is one of hindu Lord Shiva's Vedic names and Akṣa means 'teardrops'. Thus, Rudraksh actually means Lord Shiva's teardrops.
  • It is a large evergreen tree, with a height of 60-80 feet and has broad-leaves. It is the seeds of the tree which are known as Rudraksh.
  • Its seed is traditionally used for prayer beads in Hinduism and Buddhism and primarily used in India and Nepal.

Question:

Q. National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), HCL Foundation and Indian National Trust for Art and Culture Heritage (INTACH) signed a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the plantation of which trees in Uttarakhand under the 'Namami Gange' Programme?
a. Bel
b. Rudraksha
c. Neem
d. Sandal
NMCG, HCL Foundation and INTACH Signed MoU NMCG, HCL Foundation and INTACH Signed MoU Reviewed by Neha on May 18, 2019 Rating: 5

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