PM Modi launches Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban 2.0, AMRUT 2.0

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday launched the Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban (SBM-U) 2.0 and the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) 2.0 at the Dr. Ambedkar International Center in New Delhi.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday launched the Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban (SBM-U) 2.0 and the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) 2.0 at the Dr. Ambedkar International Center in New Delhi.


Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban 2.0 and Atal Mission 2.0 for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation are designed to realize the aspiration of making all our cities ‘Waste Free’ and ‘Water Safe’. Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri was also present on the occasion.


Addressing the occasion, Puri said, “The Swachh Bharat Mission has succeeded not only because of bringing millions of toilets or waste processing up to 70 per cent, but also because PM Modi has made the project a ‘Jan Andolan’. “


The PMO said that these flagship missions mark a step forward towards effectively tackling the challenges of rapid urbanization in India and will also help contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030.


According to the Prime Minister’s Office, the Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban 2.0, to make all cities ‘waste free’ and ensure management of gray and black water in all cities other than those covered under AMRUT, will require all urban local bodies. To make Open Defecation Free+ (ODF+) and ODF++ with a population of less than 1 lakh, so as to achieve the vision of safe sanitation in urban areas. The mission will focus on source segregation of solid waste, using the principles of 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle), scientific processing of all types of municipal solid waste and treatment of heritage dumpsites for effective solid waste management. The outlay of SBM-U 2.0 is around Rs 1.41 lakh crore.


AMRUT 2.0 aims to provide 100 per cent coverage of water supply to all households in about 4,700 urban local bodies by providing about 2.68 crore tap connections and 100 per cent coverage of sewerage and septage in 500 AMRUT cities by providing about 2.64 crore sewer/septage To do. connections, which will benefit more than 10.5 crore people in urban areas. AMRUT 2.0 will adopt the principles of circular economy and promote conservation and rejuvenation of surface and groundwater bodies. The mission will promote data-based governance in the Water Management and Technology sub-mission to leverage the latest global technologies and skills. ‘Pay Water Survey’ will be conducted to promote progressive competition among cities. The outlay of AMRUT 2.0 is around Rs 2.87 lakh crore.


Highlighting the impact of the two missions, the PMO further said that SBM-U and AMRUT have contributed significantly in improving the urban landscape during the last seven years. The two major missions have increased the capacity to provide basic services of water supply and sanitation to the citizens. Today cleanliness has become a mass movement. All urban local bodies have been declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) and 70 per cent solid waste is being processed scientifically. AMRUT is ensuring water security by connecting 1.1 crore household tap connections and 85 lakh sewer connections, benefiting over 4 crore people. (ANI)

First published:October 1, 2021, 12:27 pm

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