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Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin): A Review

Why the scheme is in the news?

A meeting was recently held to review the progress of two important initiatives, namely, Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) and Swachh Bharat Mission-Gramin (SBM-G), which was chaired by Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha.

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Ministry: – Ministry of Jal Shakti

Launch Year: – 2014

Objectives: –

  1. Ensuring sustained open defecation-free (ODF) behaviors and leaving no one behind.
  2. Accessible solid and liquid waste management facilities that reinforce ODF behaviors and provide safe waste management interventions in rural areas.
  3. Promoting cost-effective and eco-friendly technologies for sustainable sanitation practices.
  4. The objective is to establish community-managed sanitation systems that prioritize scientific solid and liquid waste management, to improve rural cleanliness.
  5. Creating a positive impact on gender and promoting social inclusion by improving sanitation, particularly in marginalized communities.

The target of the Scheme: – The Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) phase II aims to maintain sustainable open defecation-free behaviors.

Beneficiaries: – The initiative is expected to improve the management of solid and liquid waste in rural India, leading to a significant enhancement in the health of villagers across the country.

Budget Allocation: – Rs. 1,40,881 crores for 2020-21 to 2024-25.

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