The "Smokeless Panchayat" concept, which was recently making news:

  1. is an initiative by the  Ministry of Environment
  2. envisages to make LPG connection available across rural India

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [B] Only 2

First statement is incorrect because the "smokeless" panchayat concept is part of an Indian Oil Corporation corporate social responsibility initiative to make LPG connection available across rural India. Vychakurahalli village of Karnataka state of India became first village as smokeless village.

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