PM Modi to launch Swachh Bharat Urban 2.0 and AMRUT 2.0 on 1 Oct

  • PM Modi's flagship scheme Swachh Bharat Urban 2.0 aims to make all cities ‘garbage free’.
  • AMRUT 2.0 aims to provide 100% coverage of water supply to all households in around 4,700 urban local bodies.

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Updated30 Sep 2021, 10:26 PM IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban 2.0 and Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation 2.0 on 1 October at 11 am.

The government said both the missions have been designed to realise the aspiration to make all our cities ‘garbage free’ and ‘water secure'.

"These flagship missions signify a step forward in our march towards effectively addressing the challenges of rapidly urbanizing India and will also help contribute towards achievement of the sustainable development goals 2030," said an official statement from Prime Minister's Office.

About Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban 2.0

The mission 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++, thereby achieving the vision of safe sanitation in urban areas. It will also 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.

About AMRUT 2.0

AMRUT 2.0 aims to provide 100% coverage of water supply to all households in around 4,700 urban local bodies by providing about 2.68 crore tap connections and 100% coverage of sewerage and septage in 500 AMRUT cities by providing around 2.64 crore sewer/ septage connections, which will benefit more than 10.5 crore people in urban areas. The scheme will adopt the principles of circular economy and promote conservation and rejuvenation of surface and groundwater bodies. The Mission will promote data led governance in water management and Technology Sub-Mission to leverage latest global technologies and skills. ‘Pey Jal Survekshan’ will be conducted to promote progressive competition among cities. The outlay of AMRUT 2.0 is around 2.87 lakh crore.

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First Published:30 Sep 2021, 10:26 PM IST
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