For Cleaner, Better Cities: PM Modi Launches Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban 2.0

Modi Ji launched the Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban (SBM-U) 2.0 and the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) 2.0 at the Dr Ambedkar Center for International in the capital.

The purpose of the 'Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban 2.0,' according to the prime minister Mr Narendra Modi Ji, is to make sure that urban areas are 'Waste-Free.' The second stage of Mission (AMRUT) would concentrate on 'improving waste and drainage control, rendering city water clean, and guaranteeing that no waste leaks into rivers.'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised children and young for their attention to hygiene.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Ji expressed his delight at their decade's willingness to enhance the cleaning drive. Chocolate packets are now stored in pockets rather than dumped on the ground. Children today admonish their elders not to trash.

According to the prime minister, India processes roughly one lakh metric tons of waste day after day, up from less than 20 per cent since the initiative began in 2014.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Ji stated that roughly 70 per cent of everyday trash is now processed. They must now increase the percentage to 100 per cent.

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Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban (SBM-U 2.0) and Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) 2.0, according to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's office, were recently launched to attain the objective of making each town Trash Free and Aqua Safe. All the Flagship Initiatives reflect a significant advancement in their attempts to solve the issues posed by India's rapidly urbanising population while also contributing to the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

According to the official statement, the Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban (SBM-U) and the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) have made significant contributions to improving the urban environment over the preceding seven years. The two primary missions, according to the administration, have enhanced the capacity to serve inhabitants with critical water and sanitation services.

Most of the metropolitan local authorities have been proclaimed Open Defecation Free (ODF), and 70 per cent of waste material is now being technologically handled, according to the report. Water security has been ensured by Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) by installing 1.1 crore domestic water tap supplies and 85 lakh sewage lines, serving over 4 crore households.

Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban (SBM-U) 2.0 aspires to render all communities 'Trash Free' and to make sure that grey and black water are properly managed. For a successful waste management system, the Plan will concentrate on resource recovery of household waste, applying the 3Rs concepts of Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle technological handling of all forms of urban solid trash, and restoration of legacy waste disposal sites. The cost of Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban (SBM-U) 2.0 is estimated to be around Rs.1.41 lakh crore.

With around 2.68 crore tap links, the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) 2.0 aims to provide 100 per cent water protection to all families in around 4,700 municipal corporations, as well as 100 per cent water, sewage, and septage coverage in 500 AMRUT cities with around 2.64 crore sewage system links, benefiting over 10.5 crore people in metropolitan areas.