Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) 2.0

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    • Preparations in full swing to clear legacy landfills by 2026 under the  Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) 2.0 : Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry

    About SBM (Urban) 2.0

    • Aim: 
      • Making all cities “garbage-free” by the end of its five-year period (1st October 2021 to 1st October 2026).
      • Completing the work remaining, institutionalizing ‘swachh’ behavior and making it sustainable. 
      • Contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 2030. 
    • Areas of focus: 
      • To achieve the vision of a “Garbage Free” Urban India – more focus on issues such as source segregation, collection & transportation, and processing, including effective management of Construction & Demolition waste, plastic waste management including reduction in single use plastic, and remediating all legacy dumpsites; 
      • To sustain the ODF status and prevent slippage – ensure that all fecal sludge and waste (used) water are safely contained, transported, processed and disposed off, so that no untreated fecal sludge or used water pollutes the ground or water bodies; 
      • Intensified focus on Information, Education and Communication (IEC) and behavior change through citizen outreach and jan andolan, as well as capacity building and skilling of all relevant stakeholders.
    • Implemented by: Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) through States/ UTs in all statutory towns

    Three major objectives of Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) 

    1. achieving 100% Open Defecation Free (ODF) status, 
    2. ensuring 100% scientific Solid Waste Management (SWM), and 
    3. behavioral change through ‘Jan Andolan’, by 2nd October 2019, in all statutory towns. 

    Source: TH