Indian History

Swachh Bharat Mission

The SBM aims at making India free from open defecation and at achieving 100 per cent scientific management of municipal solid waste in 4041 statutory towns/ cities in the country. The targets set for the mission which have to be achieved by 2 October 2019 are:
construction of 1.04 crore individual household latrines (IHHL), 2.52 lakh community toilet (CT) seats and 2.56 lakh public toilet (PT) seats; and achieving 100 per cent door-to-door collection and scientific management of municipal solid waste (MSW). The estimated cost of implementation of the SBM is R62,009 crore.
As on 1 December 2015, 5.91 lakh IHHLs and 28,948 community and public toilets have been completed under the SBM. In 33,278 wards out of a total of 78,633, 100 per cent door-to-door collection is taking place under Municipal Solid Waste Management and 17.62 per cent of the total waste generated is being processed.
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