Clean Village - GS questions based on daily current affairs

1)   Which of the following are indicators of Clean Village?

1) Open Defecation Free
2) No visual pollution
3) Visual Cleanliness

a. 1, 2
b. 1
c. 1, 3
d. All of the above
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: 1, 3

Village Swachhta Index (VSI) which will be the national metric to measure cleanliness of Indian villages in objective terms. Clean village is broadly defined as a village which:

  • is Open Defecation Free.
  • has effective Solid and Liquid Waste Management.
  • has Visual Cleanliness.

2)   Which state is poised to become the second Open Defecation free state?

a. Sikkim
b. Kerala
c. Uttarakhand
d. Himachal Pradesh
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Kerala


  • Kerala has taken up the Open Defecation Free (ODF) challenge and is aiming to become India’s second ODF State (after Sikkim) by November 1, 2016.
  • Kerala has adopted the slogan “My Waste is My Responsibility” as an important means to create public awareness.
  • Kerala has the one of the highest level of rural consumption, which means that it is one of the largest generators of rural waste.