Swachh Bharat Mission(Grameen) Phase II

Swachh Bharat Mission(Grameen) Phase II

News: Recently, India has achieved a significant milestone under the Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen) Phase II, with 75% of its villages now attaining the ODF Plus status.

What is Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen) Phase II?
• Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen) Phase II, approved in February 2020 by the Ministry of Jal Shakti, is a continuation of the Swachh Bharat Mission launched by the Prime Minister of India on 2nd October 2014.
• It is the world’s largest sanitation campaign that led to the construction of over 100 million individual household toilets over a five-year period, taking sanitation coverage from 39% in 2014 to 100% in 2019.

Here are some key features of Phase II:
• Sustainability of Achievements - Phase II emphasizes the sustainability of achievements under Phase I.
• Solid/Liquid & Plastic Waste Management (SLWM) - The mission provides adequate facilities for Solid/Liquid & Plastic Waste Management (SLWM) in rural India.
• Time Frame and Budget - It will be implemented from 2020-21 to 2024-25 in a mission mode with a total outlay of Rs. 1,40,881 crores.
• Having achieved ODF status SBM-G Phase II was launched in 2020-21 with the objective of transforming all the villages from ODF to ODF Plus.
• An ODF Plus village is one which has sustained its Open Defecation Free (ODF) status along with implementing either solid or liquid waste management systems.

Key information:
• 75% villages have achieved ODF Plus status under Phase II of the Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen).
• The top performing States/UTs which have achieved 100% ODF Plus villages are – Andaman & Nicobar Islands, D&N Haveli, Goa, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Karnataka, Kerala, Ladakh, Puducherry, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, and Tripura.
• Among States/UTs – Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Dadra Nagar Haveli & Daman Diu, Jammu & Kashmir and Sikkim have 100% ODF Plus Model villages.

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