Q. Which of the following is/are the objectives of Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM)?
1.Making India open defecation-free and achieving 100 per cent scientific management of municipal solid waste.
2.Making provisions for the supply of clean energy fuel LPG to all households in rural India to reduce domestic pollution.
3.Providing potable drinking water to every household to control the spread of water-borne diseases.
Choose the correct answer from below given codes:

[A] 1 only

[B] 1 and 2 only

[C] 1 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: D
Notes:

Explanation: Municipal waste, industrial effluents and pollutants generated by transport, etc., are major sources of pollution in urban India.

Open defecation in rural areas and in urban slums are a major source of pollution.

The Government of India with its flagship programme Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) aims at a pollution-free environment. Its objectives are:

  • Making India open defecation-free and achieving 100 per cent scientific management of municipal solid waste, construction of individual household latrines (IHHL), community toilet (CT) seats and public toilet (PT) seats;
  • Making provisions for the supply of clean energy fuel LPG to all households in rural India to reduce domestic pollution;
  • Providing potable drinking water to every household to control the spread of water-borne diseases; and
  • Promoting the use of non-convention energy resources, like wind and solar energy.

Source: NCERT – India People & Economy