Nirmala Sitharaman proposal on Swachh Bharat Mission in Budget 2019

Nirmala Sitharaman proposal on Swachh Bharat Mission in Budget 2019


  • Proposal for expanding Swachh Bharat mission to undertake solid waste management in every village 

  • India to be open defecation-free (ODF) by 2nd October 2019. To mark this occasion, Rashtriya Swachhata Kendra will be inaugurated at Raj Ghat on the same day

Nirmala Sitharaman proposal on Swachh Bharat Mission:

The Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had made her maiden budget of the Modi 2.0 Government in the Lok Sabha on July 5, 2019, in the Parliament.

FM Nirmala Sitharaman in her budget speech had proposed the expansion of the Swachh Bharat Mission to "undertake sustainable solid waste management in every village".

Sitharaman stated that Swachh Bharat Abhiyan has touched the very conscience of the nation besides bringing enormous health and environmental benefits. This noble Scheme has been introduced in 2014, which has achieved a resounding success. 9.6 Crore toilets were constructed since 2nd October 2014. Above 5.6 lakh villages have become Open Defecation Free (ODF), since the launch of the scheme close to 5 years ago.

The government aims to ensure 100% disposal of liquid waste, with an emphasis on fecal sludge management and reuse of wastewater.

She likewise announced that a Rashtriya Swachhta Kendra shall be inaugurated at Raj Ghat on 2nd October 2019.

Swachh Bharat Mission:

For accelerating the efforts to achieve universal sanitation coverage and to put emphasis on sanitation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi started the Swachh Bharat Mission on 2nd October 2014.

With two Sub-Missions, the Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) and the Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban), the initial purpose is to achieve Swachh Bharat by 2019, as a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary.

In rural India, this involves improving the levels of cleanliness through solid and liquid waste management activities and making villages open defecation free (ODF), clean and sanitized.

Under the Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin), the government has affirmed that over 5, 66,248 villages or 94.27% of all villages in India as open defecation-free. The government plans to include the usage of latest technologies towards transforming waste to energy and wealth in a major mission.

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eStartIndia Team

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