2nd Phase of Swachh Bharat Mission Grameen

Published on February 20, 2020
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

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