Swachh Bharat Mission Grameen : 2014

Jal Shakti Schemes

Ministry: Jal Shakti Ministry

The scheme was launched with two sub missions:

  1. Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin)
  2. Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban)

Aim: By 2 October 2019, the Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) aims to achieve a safe and open defecation free (ODF) India.

More About Swachh Bharat Mission Grameen
To accelerate the efforts to achieve universal sanitation coverage and to put focus on sanitation, the Prime Minister of India had launched the Swachh Bharat Mission on 2nd October 2014.

The mission was implemented as nation-wide campaign/Janandolan which aimed at eliminating open defecation in rural areas during the period 2014 to 2019 through mass scale behavior change, construction of household-owned and community-owned toilets and establishing mechanisms for monitoring toilet construction and usage.

Under the mission, all villages, Gram Panchayats, Districts, States and Union Territories in India declared themselves “open-defecation free” (ODF) by 2 October 2019, the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, by constructing over 100 million toilets in rural India.

To ensure that the open defecation free behaviours are sustained, no one is left behind, and that solid and liquid waste management facilities are accessible, the Mission is moving towards the next Phase II of SBMG i.e ODF-Plus.

ODF Plus activities under Phase II of Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen) will reinforce ODF behaviours and focus on providing interventions for safe management of solid and liquid waste in villages.

Objectives:

  • Accelerating the coverage of sanitation in rural areas to achieve Swachh Bharat ‘s vision by 2 October 2019.
  • To improve the overall quality of life in rural areas through the promotion of cleanliness, sanitation and the elimination of open defecation.
  • Promoting cost-effective and suitable solutions for environmentally healthy and sustainable sanitation.
  • Establish community-managed sanitation systems based on scientific solid & liquid waste management systems for overall cleanliness in rural areas where possible.
  • To inspire communities through safe sanitation practices and facilities to implement creation of information and health education.

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