PM launches SBM 2.0

Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi has launched Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban 2.0 and Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation 2.0. The goal of ‘Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban 2.0’ is to make the cities garbage-free, he said.

The Prime Minister underlined the scope of the country’s target in the next phase of Mission AMRUT as  ‘Improving sewage and septic management, making our cities water safe cities and ensuring that no sewage drains anywhere in our rivers’.

The Prime Minister dedicated the success of transformation in the urban regeneration and cleanliness to Mahatma Gandhi. He said these missions are the result of inspiration by Mahatma Gandhi and is being realized through his ideals only. He also highlighted the ease for mothers and daughters due to the construction of toilets.

Enumerating the steps taken to take the campaign of cleanliness to the next level, the Prime Minister noted that India is processing about one lakh tonnes of waste every day. He also talked about enhanced allocations for the Urban Development Ministry. He said in the preceding 7 years before 2014, the Ministry was given about 1.25 lakh crore rupees while in 7 years from 2014 almost 4 lakh crore rupees were allocated for the Ministry.

Disclaimer: This news article is taken from a press release issued by the Press Information Bureau of India.

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