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2nd Phase of Swachh Bharat Mission Grameen

Current context: Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the Phase- 2 of the Swachh Bharat Mission, Grameen on 20th February 2020.
2nd Phase of Swachh Bharat Mission Grameen 
  • The 2nd Phase of the Swachh Bharat Mission, Grameen has been approved till 2024-25 and will focus on Open Defecation Free Plus (ODF Plus).
  • The ODF plus includes ODF sustainability and Solid and Liquid Waste Management (SLWM).
  • The programme will have the objective to work towards ensuring that no one is left behind and everyone uses a toilet.
  • The phase-2 of the mission will be implemented in a mission mode with a total estimated budgeted financial implication of Rs 52,497 crore.
  • The programme will continue the provision for an incentive of Rs.12,000 for construction of Individual Household Toilet to the newly emerging eligible households.
  • Funding norms for Solid and Liquid Waste Management (SLWM) has been changed to per capita basis in place of no. of households.
  • Financial assistance to the Gram Panchayats for construction of Community Managed Sanitary Complex (CMSC) at village level has been increased from Rs.2 lakh to Rs.3 lakh per CMSC.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) on 2nd October, 2014.
  • It was launched to accelerate the efforts to achieve universal sanitation coverage and to put focus on sanitation.
  • The Mission Coordinator for SBM include:
    1. Secretary, Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation (DDWS)
    2. Ministry of Jalshakti with two Sub-Missions
    3. The Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin)
    4. The Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban)

Question: 

Q.1 Which phase of the Swachh Bharat Mission, Grameen is launched by the central government in February 2020?
a. 2nd
b. 3rd
c. 4th
d. 5th
2nd Phase of Swachh Bharat Mission Grameen 2nd Phase of Swachh Bharat Mission Grameen Reviewed by Neha Verma on February 20, 2020 Rating: 5

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