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Swachh 2.0 & Amrut 2.0 get Rs 4 lakh crore | India News – Times of India


NEW DELHI: The government on Tuesday approved the financial outlay of over Rs 4 lakh crore for two major programmes for urban areas to make cities cleaner, garbage-free and provide 100% access to clean drinking water in the next five years. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched both the programmes — Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) 2.0 and AMRUT 2.0 — on October 1.
One of the main thrust of the SBM(U) 2.0 will be the remediation of all legacy dumpsites to free up 14,000 acres of locked up land lying under 15 crore tonnes of legacy waste.
According to an official release, SMB 2.0 will focus on sustainability of open defecation free (ODF) outcomes, achieving scientific processing of solid waste and managing wastewater in cities with less than one lakh population. It said the Cabinet has approved the financial outlay of approximately Rs 1.42 lakh crore, which is 2.5 times more than the outlay made for the first phase of the mission. The Central share in the scheme will be barely Rs 36,465 crore.
The AMRUT 2.0 outlay is of Rs 2.77 lakh crore, which aims at making the cities ‘water secure’ and ‘self-sustainable’ through circular economy of water. For reliable and affordable water supply and sanitation services, the scheme plans to provide functional tap connections to all households. It will also include water source conservation/ augmentation, rejuvenation of water bodies and wells, recycling/ re-use of treated used water and rainwater harvesting.





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