PM to launch Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban 2.0 and AMRUT 2.0 on 1st October

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PM to launch Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban 2.0 and AMRUT 2.0 on 1st October

PM Narendra Modi will launch Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban 2.0 and Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation 2.0 on 1st October 2021, at Dr. Ambedkar International Centre, New Delhi.

  • The Missions will aim to make all cities ‘Garbage Free’ and ‘Water Secure’.
  • They will also help contribute towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030.

About Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban 2.0

  • SBM-U 2.0 will make all cities ‘Garbage Free’.
  • To ensure grey and black water management in all cities
  • To make all urban local bodies as ODF+ and those with a population of less than 1 lakh as ODF++.
  • SBM-U 2.0 Mission will draw attention on source segregation of solid waste, utilizing the principles of 3Rs (Reduce, reuse, recycle).
  • Govt will spend around ₹1.41 lakh crore for SBM-U 2.0

About AMRUT 2.0

  • The main purpose of the AMRUT 2.0 is to provide 100% coverage of water supply to all households in around 4,700 urban local bodies.
  • The mission also provides about 2.68 crore tap connections and 100% coverage of sewerage and septage in 500 AMRUT cities.
  • Under the AMRUT 2.0, over 10.5 crore people in urban areas will take benefit.
  • It will help in the data-led governance in water management and Technology Sub-Mission to leverage the latest global technologies and skills.
  • Govt will conduct ‘Pey Jal Survekshan’ in order to promote progressive competition among cities.

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