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Who had stated in the Stockholm conference in 1972 that poverty was the greatest polluter?
A)Indira gandhi
B)Mahatma gandhi
C)Rajeev gandhi
D)Jawaharlal nehru

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Hint: The 1972 Stockholm Conference of the United Nations on the Environment was the first world conference to make the environment a big issue. A variety of standards for sound environmental management, including the Stockholm Declaration and the Human Environment Action Plan and other resolutions, were adopted by the participants.

Complete answer:
Indira Gandhi said “poverty was the greatest polluter” in Stockholm conference 1972.
If we Quote her , Mrs. Gandhi said "how can we talk to those living in villages and slums about keeping the oceans, the rivers and the air clean when their own lives are contaminated at the source?”

Now lets see the options :
Indira Gandhi : Indira Gandhi said “poverty was the greatest polluter” in Stockholm conference 1972 thus this option is correct.

Rajeev gandhi : rajiv gandhi did not attended stockholm conference in 1972 as he was not PM yet thus this option is wrong

Mahatma Gandhi : Mahatma Gandhi died in 1948 so he was not the one who attended Stockholm conference in 1972 thus this option is wrong too.

Jawaharlal Nehru : Jawaharlal Nehru died in 1964 so he was not the one who attended Stockholm conference in 1972 thus this option is wrong too.

Hence, the correct answer is option (A)

Note: Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi was the first female politician who became prime minister of India and a key figure of the National Congress of India.
The "main purpose" of the Stockholm conference in 1972 was to serve as a realistic means of encouraging and providing guidance for action by governments and international organisations to protect and improve the human environment, the UN General Assembly said.