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QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz- 104

 Insights Current Affairs Quiz (2016)  – 104

03 May 2016


Clarifications: Quiz 103, May 2, 2016

Question 1: Past news reports state that “Sikkim is the first state in India to achieve 100 percent sanitation coverage”.

According to this PIB release, “Andhra Pradesh is the first state in the country to become Open Defecation Free in urban areas. During the review, it emerged that Andhra Pradesh which has been in the forefront of construction of toilets in urban areas can make all 100 municipalities Open Defecation Free by October 2 this year as per the action plans in progress. As against the Mission target of construction of 1,94,336 individual household toilets in urban areas of Andhra Pradesh, work has started in respect of 1,53,779 and construction of 1,04,732 toilets has already been completed.”

So it appears that the number of toilets (or sanitation coverage) is the basis on which Andhra Pradesh has been declared the first state in the country set to become Open Defecation Free in urban areas.

Sanitation coverage can be 100% but Open Defecation may persist to a large extent. So, with respect to sanitation coverage, Sikkim turns out to be the actual “winner”. But according to PIB, Andhra Pradesh is the first state in the country to become Open Defecation Free in urban areas (although this remains, as per the above explanation, open to question).

And to understand Statement 2 of Question 3, please read the Economic Survey!

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