PM launches Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban 2.0 and AMRUT 2.0 today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Swachh Bharat Mission phase 2.0 and Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation 2.0 today at Dr. Ambedkar International Centre, New Delhi.

The aim of these missions has been designed to realize the aspiration to make all our cities ‘Garbage Free’ and ‘Water Secure’.

Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban 2.0 envisions to make all cities ‘Garbage Free’ and ensure grey and black water management in all cities other than those covered under AMRUT, make all urban local bodies as ODF+ and those with a population of less than 1 lakh as ODF+, so achieving the vision of safe sanitation in urban areas.

The mission will focus on source segregation of solid waste, utilizing the principles of 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle) scientific processing of all types of municipal solid waste and remediation of legacy dumpsites for effective solid waste management. The outlay of SBM-U 2.0 is around 1.41 lakh crore.

AMRUT 2.0 aims to provide 100 percent coverage of water supply to all households in around 4,700 urban local bodies by providing about 2.68 crore tap connections and 100 percent coverage of sewerage and septage in 500 AMRUT cities by providing around 2.64 crore sewer/septage connections, which will be benefit more than 10.5 crore people in urban areas.

The mission will promote date led governance in water management and Technology Sub-Mission to leverage latest global technologies and skills. ‘Pay Jal Survekshan’ will be conducted to promote progressive competition among cities. The outlay of AMRUT 2.0 is around 2.87 lakh crore.