Source: This post is based on the article “Cabinet approves the continuation of Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) (SBM U) till 2025-26 for sustainable outcomes” published in PIB on 12th October 2021.
What is the News?
The Union Cabinet has approved the continuation of Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) till 2025-26.
What are the objectives of Swachh Bharat Mission- Urban?
Swachh Bharat Mission- Urban was launched in 2014 with the following objectives:
i) Eradication of open defecation in all statutory towns
ii) 100% scientific management of municipal solid waste in all statutory towns
iii) Effecting behaviour change through Jan Andolan.
What are the objectives of Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) (SBM U) 2.0?
The SBM-U 2.0 was launched in October 2021. It will focus on the following,
i) Sustainability of Open Defecation Free(ODF) outcomes
ii) Achieving scientific processing of Solid Waste in all cities and
iii) Managing Wastewater in cities with less than 1 lakh population in Census 2011 [cities not covered under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT)].