Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch two missions of his government. These are namely the Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban (SBM-U) 2.0. Also the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) 2.0—on Friday. The programmes aim to make all the cities in India garbage-free and water-secure. This is a part of the journey towards achieving sustainable development goals by 2030. The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said in a statement.
Aim of the programmes
The programmes signify a “step forward in the march towards effectively addressing the challenges of rapidly urbanising India”. The Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban 2.0 envisages a plan to make all cities garbage free. This can be done by ensuring grey and black water management in all cities except those covered under AMRUT. It also aims to make all urban local bodies with a population lesser than 1 lakh Open Defecation Free (ODF). Thereby achieving the vision of safe sanitation in urban areas. The mission will also focus on source segregation of solid waste. It will follow principles of the three ₹of reduce, reuse, recycle. The outlay of the entire SBM-U 2.0 mission is around ₹1.41 lakh crore under Prime Minister.
Meanwhile The Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation 2.0 mission, on the other hand, is focusing on providing 100 per cent coverage of water supply to all households in around 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 around 2.64 crore sewer or septage connections, which will benefit more than 10.5 crore people in urban areas knows the Prime Minister.
Also AMRUT 2.0 will adopt the principles of circular economy and promote conservation and rejuvenation of surface and groundwater bodies, according to the Prime Minister Office. Meanwhile The mission will promote data-led governance in water management and technology sub-mission to leverage the latest global technologies and skills.The outlay of AMRUT 2.0 is around ₹2.87 lakh crore.
Meanwhile Both the SBM-U and AMRUT missions have contributed significantly to improve India’s urban landscape during the past seven years, the PMO said. Prime Minister added that the two flagship missions have augmented the capacity to deliver basic water supply and sanitation services to citizens. “Swachhta (cleanliness) has become a Jan Andolan today,” the statement read. “All urban local bodies have been declared ODF and 70 per cent of solid waste is being scientifically processed now. Also AMRUT has been ensuring water security by adding 1.1 crore household water tap connections and 85 lakh sewer connections, thus benefiting more than 4 crore people,” it added.
Meanwhile According to a statement from the Prime Minister the launch will take place at 11am. This is at the Dr Ambedkar International Centre in New Delhi. Union minister for housing will be present at the occasion. Image credits: Wikipedia
Stay tuned with Artifex.News for further updates. Stay Connected, Stay Informed!