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Indian Swachhata League

Indian Swachhata League:

SBM-Urban 2.0’s maiden edition of ‘Indian Swachhata League’ has mobilized half a million youths and celebrities toward making cities clean, green, and garbage free.

  • SBM-U 2.0, announced in Budget 2021-22, is the continuation of SBM-U’s first phase (launched from 2014 to 2019).
  • The government is trying to tap safe containment, transportation, disposal of faecal sludge, and septage from toilets.
  • It envisions to make all cities ‘Garbage Free’
    • ensure grey and black water management in all cities other than those covered under AMRUT
    • make all urban local bodies as ODF+
    • make those with a population of less than 1 lakh as ODF++
  • Timeline: over five years from 2021 to 2026
  • Nodal Ministry: Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA)