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Rs 16,500 Crore Earmarked by Govt. to Implement Swachh Bharat Mission in 2018-19

Published on May 15, 2018
A sum of Rs 16,500 crore has been earmarked by 71 ministries and departments of the central government for implementation of the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) in 2018-19.
  • The amount is exceeding the budget of ministries in-charge of sanitation in India which include the following-
    • Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation for Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin)
    • Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs for Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban)
  • The Swachhata Action Plan (SAP) 2018-19 was also launched by Cabinet Secretary PK Sinha.
  • Apart from this, the SAP Compendium 2018-19 was also released.
  • The Committee of Secretaries led by the cabinet secretary reviewed the implementation of SAP 2017-18 by Union ministries/departments.
  • At the review meeting, the Cabinet Secretary emphasized that all Secretaries need to personally monitor implementation of SAP on a regular basis.
  • Each ministry should look beyond its own programmes and schemes and should bring innovation in the implementation of SAP.

Expected Questions

Question 1. What is the amount earmarked by Govt. to implement Swachh Bharat Mission in 2018-19?
Rs 16,500 crore

Question 2. When was the Swachh Bharat Mission launched in India and by whom?
2nd Oct 2014; by PM Modi

Question 3. Name the scheme recently launched under Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) to promote wealth and energy from waste?

Question 4. What is the Tagline of Swachh Bharat Mission?
Ek Kadam Sawachhta Ki Or

Question 5. Which Ministry initiated the Swachh Bharat Mission?
Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation
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