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.