Q. Recently which of the following state has become the first smoke free state in India?

[A] .Kerala

[B] Himachal Pradesh

[C] Arunachal Pradesh

[D] Tamil Nadu

Answer: B

Himachal Pradesh, in January 2022, became the first ‘smoke-free state’ in India.

The major milestone was achieved while riding on the back of welfare schemes like ‘Ujjwala Yojana’ of Centre and ‘Himachal Grihini Suvidha scheme of the state government’.

It is also the 100 percent LPG-enabled state in the country. It simply refers to the fact that 100% of households in Himachal have LPG connections in their houses.

Source: AIR