20 February, 2020
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Syllabus subtopic: Welfare Schemes for Vulnerable Sections of the population by the Centre and States and the Performance of these Schemes
Prelims and Mains focus: about the second phase and its implementation: about Swachh Bharat Mission and its significance
News: The Centre approved the second phase of Swachh Bharat Mission (Rural), PM Modi’s pet project focussed on sustainability of ODF (Open defecation free) and management of solid and liquid waste.
The rural sanitation programme was started on October 2, 2014, when the sanitation coverage in the country was reported at 38.7 per cent. More than 10 crore individual toilets have been constructed since the launch of the mission and as a result, rural areas in all states have declared themselves open defecation free (ODF) as on October 2, 2019.
Implementation of second phase
About Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM)
Source: The Hindu
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