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

By Rajan Nath -- October 01, 2021 12:52 pm -- Updated:October 01, 2021 1:06 pm

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

Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban 2.0 and AMRUT 2.0 have been designed to realise the aspiration to make all our cities 'Garbage Free' and 'Water Secure'. Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri was also present at the event.

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

Hardeep Puri said, "Swachh Bharat Mission has succeeded not only because of lakhs of toilets or bringing waste processing to 70 per cent but also because PM Narendra Modi made this project into a 'Jan Andolan'."

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PM Narendra Modi to launch Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban 2.0, AMRUT 2.0 today - Here's all you need to know

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 the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030, said the PMO.

According to the Prime Minister's Office, Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban 2.0 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 Open Defecation Free + (ODF+) and those with a population of less than 1 lakh as ODF++, thereby achieving the vision of safe sanitation in urban areas.

PM Modi To Launch Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban 2.0 And AMRUT 2.0 Tomorrow

The Mission will 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 Rs 1.41 lakh crore.

The AMRUT 2.0 aims to provide 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/ septage 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.

-PTC News

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