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Swacch Bharat (Grameen) allocated Rs 40,700 cr to support 2 lac villages
By TOG News service
Jun 09, 2021

TOG NEWS SERVICE, NEW DELHI, JUN 9, 2021: AS the implementing body of the Swachh Bharat Mission Grameen (SBM-G), the Ministry of Jal Shakti approved the allocation of Rs. 40,700 crore to support over 2 lakh villages achieve Solid and Liquid Waste Management (SLWM) systems in 2021-22.

Under the second phase of the SBM-G, the Central share will be around Rs. 14,000 crore while the States shall spend over Rs. 8,300 crore.

" Rs. 12,730 crore will be made available through the 15th Finance Commission and over Rs. 4,100 crore through convergence with Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS). Further, over Rs. 1,500 crore will be invested by the States through other sources ," said a statement.

The National Scheme Sanctioning Committee (NSSC) of SBM-G under the chairmanship of the ministry secretary approved the Annual Implementation Plan (AIP) of States and Union Territories (UTs).

SBM-G phase-2 aims to achieve comprehensive cleanliness in villages, also called Open Defecation Free (ODF) Plus status, by focusing on ODF sustainability and ensuring SLWM arrangements there.

Its implementation will see the construction of over 50 lakh Individual Household Latrines (IHHLs), 1 lakh community toilets, plastic waste management units in over 2,400 blocks, ‘Gobardhan' projects in 386 districts, faecal sludge management arrangements in over 250 districts apart from the targeted support for over 2 lakh villages in implementation of SLWM interventions.