Swachh Bharat Mission Urban 2.0 and Jal Jeevan Mission

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The Finance Minister launched Swachh Bharat Mission Urban 2.0 along with Jal Jeevan Mission(urban).

Swachh Bharat Mission Urban

  • Launched in: It was launched in 2014 by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
  • Swachh Bharat Mission Urban 1.0: The focus of the mission was to make urban India open defecation free (ODF). As well as, 100% scientific solid waste management.

Swachh Bharat Mission Urban 2.0:

  • The mission would be implemented over five years — from 2021 to 2026
  • Focus: Following are focus areas of Mission:
    • Faecal sludge management and waste water treatment,
    • Source segregation of garbage,
    • Reduction in single-use plastic,
    • Reduction in air pollution by effectively managing waste from construction and demolition activities and
    • Bioremediation of all legacy dump sites.

Jal Jeevan Mission(urban)

  • Aim: It aims at universal water supply in all urban local bodies. It will facilitate 2.86 crore household tap connections as well as liquid waste management in 500 AMRUT cities.
  • Duration: The scheme will be implemented over the next 5 years.

Jal Jeevan Mission(Rural): It launched in 2019. It aims to provide every rural household with a tap water connection by 2024. Nearly 30 million tap water connections have been provided under this so far.

Source: The Hindu

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