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Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) 2.0 and AMRUT 2.0

Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) 2.0 and AMRUT 2.0 1

The major focus of Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) 2.0 [SBM (U) 2.0] and AMRUT 2.0 launched on 1st October, 2021 is to make the cities garbage free and water secure during the mission period of five years (2021-2026).

The highlights of SBM (U) 2.0 are as under:

  1. all households and premises segregate their waste into “wet waste” (from kitchen and gardens) and “dry waste” (including paper, glass, plastic, and domestic hazardous waste and sanitary waste wrapped separately);
  2. 100% door to door collection of segregated waste from each household/ premise;
  3. 100% scientific management of all fractions of waste, including safe disposal in scientific landfills;
  4. all legacy dumpsites remediated;
  5. all used water including faecal sludge, is safely contained, transported, processed and disposed so that no untreated faecal sludge and used water pollutes the ground or water bodies, in cities with less than one lakh population;
  6. phased reduction in use of single use plastic.

The highlights of AMRUT 2.0 are as under:

  1. Universal coverage of water supply from 500 cities to about 4,800 statutory towns.
  2. Focus on making the cities ‘self-reliant’ and ‘water secure’.
  3. Universal coverage of sewerage and septage management in 500 AMRUT cities.\
  4. Target to provide 2.68 crore drinking water tap connections and 2.64 crore sewer connections.
  5. Focus on financial sustainability of Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) through enhanced credit worthiness and market borrowing.
  6. ‘Pey Jal Survekshan’ will be undertaken in cities to promote healthy competition among them and function as monitoring tool and Mission accelerator.
  7. Technology sub-Mission under AMRUT 2.0 will help in identifying proven and potential global technologies in water sector.
  8. Entrepreneurship/ start-ups involved in low-cost indigenous equipments and processes will be encouraged.

All the cities of Uttar Pradesh including Firozabad arecovered under SBM (U) 2.0 and are eligible to avail all components as per operational guidelines.

Out of 4,372 ULBs, 4,371 ULBs including Firozabad of the country except one in West Bengal (city of Purulia) have been declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) under SBM (U).SBM (U) 2.0 & AMRUT 2.0 cover all the cities in the country and their aim is to make them garbage free and water secure during the Mission Period 2021-2026.

This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Shri Kaushal Kishore, in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.

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