Q. With reference to Swachh Survekshan Awards, consider the following statements:
1. The first survey is conducted by Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA).
2. Indore has been ranked the cleanest city in India for the fifth consecutive year for Population above 1 lakh category.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: C
Notes:

Both statements are correct. 

Swachh Survekshan is an annual survey of cleanliness, hygiene and sanitation in cities and towns across India. It was launched as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, which aimed to make India clean and free of open defecation by 2nd October 2019. The first survey was undertaken in 2016. 

 Conducted by:  Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) with Quality Council of India (QCI) as its implementation partner. 

Population above 1 lakh: Indore has been ranked the cleanest city in India for the fifth consecutive year. Surat and Vijayawada were ranked as the second and third-cleanest cities. 

Population Below 1 lakh: Vita, Lonavala and Saswad all from Maharashtra, bagged the first, second and third positions respectively. 

Source: President of India Graces Swachh Amrit Mahotsav and Presents Swachh Survekshan Awards 2021