Swachh Bharat Mission allocated Rs 12,300 cr for FY21

As part of the Union Budget, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has announced that the government will allocate Rs 12,300 crore for the Swachh Bharat Mission for FY21. Swachh Bharat Abhiyan or Clean India Mission is a nation-wide campaign introduced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi that aims to clean the streets, roads and infrastructure of cities towns, urban and rural cities and area in India. The government plans to include the use of the latest technologies to transform waste to energy and wealth in a major mission.

The Financial Express reports that while the mission has been one of the main focus of the Indian government, the budget allocated for FY21 is less than the budget allocation of Rs 12,644 crore in FY20.  In fact, the allocation for the mission in last year’s budget was 31 per cent less from Rs 19,427 allocated by the government in the FY 2018-19.

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