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Government committed to ODF plus to sustain ODF behaviour

February 1, 2020
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Government committed to ODF plus to sustain ODF behaviour

Budgetary Provision of ₹ 12,300 Crore for Swachh Bharat Mission in 2020-21

Focus on Liquid and Grey Water Management along with Waste Management

₹ 3.60 Lakh Crore approved for Jal Jeevan Mission

Government is committed to ODF Plus in order to sustain ODF behaviour and to ensure that no one is left behind. While presenting the Union Budget 2020-21 in Parliament today, the Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Smt Nirmala Sitharaman said, “now more needs to be done towards liquid and grey water management. Focus would also be on solid waste collection, source segregation and processing. Total allocation for Swachh Bharat Mission is ₹ 12,300 crore in 2020-21”.  

Smt Nirmala Sitharaman said that ₹ 3.60 lakh crore have been approved for Jal Jeevan Mission which is aimed at providing piped water supply to all households. This scheme also places emphasis on augmenting local water sources, recharging existing sources and will promote water harvesting and de-salination, the Minister added. She said that cities with over a million population will be encouraged to meeting this objective during the current year itself. The Scheme would be provided resources of ₹ 11,500 crore during the year 2020-21.

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