Everything about Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban 2.0

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The Prime Minister recently launched the Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban (SBM-U) and Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation's second stages (AMRUT).

 About The Program 

The Prime Minister announced  Swachh Bharat Mission-.on August 15, 2014, however, the mission was actually launched on October 2, 2014. All statutory towns must be free of open defecation. In all statutory towns, municipal solid waste is managed in a scientific manner. Jan Andolan is changing people's habits.

Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban (SBM-U) Performance.

  1. By giving 100 percent access to sanitation facilities in urban India, the sanitation space in India was revolutionized.
  2. Over 70 lakh homes, community, and public toilets have been installed, ensuring that everyone has access to safe and dignified sanitation.
  3. Digital innovation, such as SBM Toilets on Google Maps, improves access to sanitary services.
  4. Urban India was proclaimed open defecation-free in 2019, and the Mission has since driven the country toward sustainable sanitation, with over 3,000 cities and over 950 cities receiving ODF+ and ODF++ certifications, respectively.
  5. Digital enablements such as MoHUA's Swachhata App, a digital grievance redressal tool launched in 2016, have revolutionized the way citizen grievances are handled.
  6. With public participation, the app has addressed over 2 crore citizen complaints to far. The updated version of the Swachhata App 2.0 was just released by MoHUA.


  1. Over the next five years, ensuring comprehensive access to sanitary services to serve increasing people migrating from rural to urban regions in quest of work and better prospects (through more construction of public toilets).
  2. Complete liquid waste management would guarantee that all wastewater is securely confined, collected, transported, and treated in cities with populations under 1 lakh, ensuring that no wastewater pollutes our water bodies.
  3. With an emphasis on phasing out single-use plastic, Material Recovery Facilities and waste processing facilities will be established.
  4. All statutory towns will be ODF+, and all cities with a population of above 1 lakh will be ODF++. There will be systems and processes in place to ensure that all wastewater is safely treated and repurposed, with no untreated wastewater polluting aquatic bodies.
  5. Under SBM-U 2.0, it is planned that all cities would attain at least 3-star Garbage Free accreditation in terms of solid waste management.
  6. Through the supply of personal protective equipment and safety kits, as well as links to government welfare programs and capacity building, a special focus will be placed on the well-being of sanitation and informal waste workers.

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