Swachh Bharat Mission: Achievements
According to the parliamentary standing committee report on water resources:
- Only 12% of the villages that were supposed to get infrastructure for liquid waste management this year have achieved their goal under the second phase of the Swacch Bharat Mission.
- The implementation of solid waste management infrastructure also lagged behind, with only 22% of target villages covered during 2021-22 until February 7.
- In its first phase, the Swacch Bharat Mission aimed to provide a toilet in every rural household and claimed to have achieved its goal in 2019.
Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban 2.0 (SBM-U):
- To make all cities 100% ‘garbage free’ from current 70%.
- Ensure grey and black water management in all cities other than those covered under AMRUT.
- Make all urban local bodies as ODF+ and those with a population of less than 1 lakh as ODF++.
- Focus on source segregation of solid waste by utilizing the principles of 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle).
- Scientific processing of all types of municipal solid waste and remediation of legacy dumpsites for effective solid waste management.