SBM-U 2.0 and AMRUT 2.0


  • In a landmark initiative, Prime Minister launched SBM-U 2.0 i.e. Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban 2.0 and AMRUT 2.0 i.e. Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation 2.0 at Dr. Ambedkar International Centre, New Delhi.

  • In line with the vision of the Prime Minister, SBM-U 2.0 and AMRUT 2.0 have been designed to realize the aspiration to make all our cities ‘Garbage Free’ and ‘Water Secure’. These flagship Missions signify a step forward in our march towards effectively addressing the challenges of rapidly urbanizing India and will also help contribute towards achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030.

About SBM-U 2.0 

  • SBM-U 2.0 envisions to make all cities ‘Garbage Free’ and ensure grey and black water management in all cities other than those covered under AMRUT, make all urban local bodies as ODF+ and those with a population of less than 1 lakh as ODF++, thereby achieving the vision of safe sanitation in urban areas. SBM-U 2.0
  • The Mission will focus on source segregation of solid waste, utilizing the principles of 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle), scientific processing of all types of municipal solid waste and remediation of legacy dumpsites for effective solid waste management. 
  • The Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) 2.0 would be implemented over five years – 2021 till 2026.
  • This will be a continuation of the Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban), with the following components for funding and implementation across all statutory towns, viz.
    • Sustainable sanitation (construction of toilets)
    • Wastewater treatment, including fecal sludge management in all ULBs with less than 1 lakh population (this is a new component added to SBM-U 2.0)
    • Solid Waste Management
    • Information, Education and Communication, and
    • Capacity building.
  • Mission outcomes 

    • At the end of the Mission, the following outcomes are expected to be achieved:

      • All statutory towns will become ODF+ certified
      • All statutory towns with less than 1 lakh population will become ODF++ certified ,
      • 50% of all statutory towns with less than 1 lakh population will become Water+ certified
      • All statutory towns will be at least 3-star Garbage Free rated as per MoHUA’s Star Rating Protocol for Garbage Free cities
      • Bioremediation of all legacy dumpsites.

About AMRUT 2.0

  • AMRUT 2.0 aims to provide 100% coverage of water supply to all households in around 4,700 urban local bodies by providing about 2.68 crore tap connections and 100% coverage of sewerage and septage in 500 AMRUT cities by providing around 2.64 crore sewer/ septage connections, which will benefit more than 10.5 crore people in urban areas.
  • AMRUT 2.0 will adopt the principles of circular economy and promote conservation and rejuvenation of surface and groundwater bodies.
  • The Mission will promote data led governance in water management and Technology Sub-Mission to leverage latest global technologies and skills. ‘Pey Jal Survekshan’ will be conducted to promote progressive competition among cities. 

Impact of SBM-U and AMRUT

  • SBM-U and AMRUT have contributed significantly to improve urban landscape during the last seven years.
  • The two flagship Missions have augmented the capacity to deliver basic services of water supply and sanitation to the citizens. Swachhta has become a Jan Andolan today.
  • All urban local bodies have been declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) and 70% solid waste is being scientifically processed now.
  • AMRUT has been ensuring water security by adding 1.1 crore household water tap connections and 85 lakh sewer connections, thus benefiting more than 4 crore people.

Back to Basics

Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban (SBM-U)

  • Launched by Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA)
  • The Swachh Bharat Mission – Urban (SBM-U) was launched on 2nd October 2014 aims at making urban India free from open defecation and achieving 100% scientific management of municipal solid waste in 4,041 statutory towns in the country. 
  • Phase 1 of the mission lasted till October 2019. Phase 2 will be implemented between 2020–21 and 2024-25.

Source: PIB

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