Swacch Bharat Mission Grameen Phase 2: Govt Allocates Rs 40,700 Crore For Waste Management In Over Two Lakh Villages

by Swarajya Staff - Jun 9, 2021 09:47 AM +05:30 IST
Swacch Bharat Mission Grameen Phase 2: Govt Allocates Rs 40,700 Crore For Waste Management In Over Two Lakh VillagesSwacch Bharat Mission (pic via Twitter)

The government has allotted over Rs 40,700 crore for solid and liquid waste management (SLWM) in more than two lakh villages in the financial year 2021-22 under the Swacch Bharat Mission Grameen (SBMG), an official release said on Tuesday (8 May).

The second phase of SBM(G) aims at achieving comprehensive cleanliness in villages also called ODF (Open Defecation Free) Plus status by focusing on ODF sustainability and ensuring SLWM arrangements in villages, the Ministry of Jal Shakti said in the release.

"The Ministry of Jal Shakti under Swachh Bharat Mission Grameen (SBM-G) Phase 2 is poised to support over two lakh villages to achieve solid and liquid waste management (SLWM) arrangements through an investment of over Rs 40,700 crore in the present FY 2021-22," the ministry said in a release.

The National Scheme Sanctioning Committee (NSSC) of SBM-G under the Chairmanship of Secretary, Ministry of Jal Shakti approved the Annual Implementation Plan (AIP) of states and UTs, it added.

"While the Central share would be around Rs 14,000 crore, the states shall spend over Rs 8, 300 crores. Funds to the tune of Rs 12,730 crores will be made available through the Fifteenth Finance Commission and over Rs 4,100 through convergence with MGNREGS," the ministry said.

Further, over Rs 1,500 crore will be invested by the states through other sources e.g. business model, CSR, other schemes, etc.

Implementation of Swachh Bharat Mission Grameen Phase 2 in 2021-2022 will see construction of over 50 lakh Individual Household toilets (IHHLs), one Lakh Community toilets, Plastic Waste Management Units in over 2400 blocks of India, Gobardhan projects in 386 districts, Faecal sludge management arrangements in over 250 districts apart from the targeted support for over 2 lakh villages in implementation of SLWM interventions, the ministry said.

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