Consider the following statements:
1.Allahabad—Haldia stretch of the Ganges—Bhagirathi—Hooghly river system is India’s first National Waterway
2.National Waterways in India are declared by legislation
Which among the above statements is / are correct?

Answer: [C] Both 1 & 2

Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) was created by Indian Government on 27 October 1986 for development and regulation of Inland Waterways for shipping and navigation. The Authority primarily undertakes projects for development and maintenance of Inland Waterway Terminal infrastructure on National Waterways through grant received from Ministry of Shipping, Road Transport and Highways. The head office is at Noida. The National waterways are created by legislation.

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