Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban 2.0, SBM-U and Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation 2.0, AMRUT at 11 AM today in 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 cities Garbage Free and Water Secure. These flagship Missions signify a step forward towards effectively addressing the challenges of rapidly urbanizing India. It will also help in achieving the targets set under the Sustainable Development Goals 2030.
Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri and Ministers of Urban Development of States and Union Territories will also be present during the occasion.
Swachh Bharat and AMRUT Mission have brought transformative changes in the lives of people in the last six to seven years. These Missions have improved the urban landscape by adopting scientific approach and engaging citizens through mass movement. Under the Swachh Bharat Mission, urban areas of 35 States and Union Territories have become open defecation free. More than 73 lakh toilets have been built across the country which has improved health and sanitation. 97 per cent homes now have door to door waste collection facilities. The pace of construction of toilets will be further accelerated through Swachh Bharat Mission 2.0. Also, aspirational toilets will be built in high footfall areas. AMRUT has ensured water security by adding one crore 10 lakh water tap connections and 85 lakh sewer connections in the last six years. AMRUT 2.0 mission will prove to be a major step towards making cities self-reliant and ensuring water security. Under this mission, drinking water survey will be conducted to provide better water services to the people.