Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban)
Part of: Prelims and Mains GS-II: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation
In News: Cabinet approved the continuation of Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) till 2025-26, with focus on
- Sustainability of Open Defecation Free (ODF) outcomes,
- Achieving scientific processing of Solid Waste in all cities, and
- Managing Wastewater in cities with less than 1 lakh population in Census 2011 [cities not covered under (AMRUT)].
- Ensuring complete access to sanitation facilities to serve additional population migrating from rural to urban areas in search of employment and better opportunities over the next 5 years.
- Complete liquid waste management in cities in less than 1 lakh population –ensure that systems and processes are set up in every city so that all wastewater is safely contained, collected, transported and treated and no wastewater pollutes our water bodies.
Sustainable Solid Waste Management:
- 100 percent source segregation of waste along with functional Material Recovery Facilities (MRFs) in every city, with a focus on phasing out single use plastic
- Setting up of construction & demolition (C&D) waste processing facilities and deployment of mechanical sweepers in National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) cities and in cities with more than 5 lakh population
- Remediation of all legacy dumpsites, so that 14,000 acres of locked up land lying under 15 crore tonnes of legacy waste are freed up.
Objectives of SBM(U)
- Eradication of open defecation in all statutory towns
- 100% scientific management of municipal solid waste in all statutory towns
- Effecting behaviour change through Jan Andolan
News Source: PIB