PM Modi launches AMRUT 2.0: Here’s what you need to know about the scheme

Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the second phase of the Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban (SBM-U) and the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT), claiming that the mission aims to make cities garbage free and water safe.

PM Modi said that the new phase of these missions will also be done by Dr. B.R. This is an important step towards realizing Ambedkar’s dreams. PM Modi said, “It is our good fortune that today’s program has been organized at BR Ambedkar Kendra. Babasaheb believed that urban development is the key to remove inequality.”

According to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), the Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban 2.0 aims at making all cities ‘waste free’, ensuring management of gray and black water in all cities other than those covered by AMRUT and all urban local bodies. is to be secured. Open Defecation Free+ (ODF+) and ODF++, to realize the dream of safe sanitation in urban areas. For effective solid waste management, using Mission 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) principles, scientific processing of all types of municipal solid waste, and rehabilitation of old dump sites, sources of solid waste Will focus on separation.

According to the PMO, AMRUT 2.0 aims to provide 100% coverage of water supply to all households in about 4,700 urban local bodies by providing about 2.68 crore tap connections, as well as 100% coverage of sewerage and septage in 500 AMRUT cities Is. 2.64 crore sewer or septage connections, benefiting more than 10.5 crore people in urban areas. According to the company, AMRUT 2.0 will follow circular economy principles and promote conservation and renewal of surface and groundwater bodies.

According to the PMO statement, about Rs 2.87 lakh crore will be spent on AMRUT 2.0. According to the PMO, SBM-U and AMRUT have made significant contributions in improving the urban landscape during the last seven years. According to the report, the two major missions have increased their capacity to provide basic water and sanitation services to residents.