India: India’s Finance Minister Mrs. Nirmala Sitharaman, in her Budget speech today, has announced that the Jal Jeevan Mission will get an outlay of Rs. 2.87 Lakh Crore for 4,378 for its Urban Local Bodies (ULBs).
The new Jal Jeevan Mission Urban will be launched with and outlay of Rs. 2.87 lakh crore over 5 years – aimed at universal water supply in all 4,378 urban local bodies of India, with 2.86 crore household tap connections and liquid waste management in 500 AMRUT cities.
The Government has also announced Urban Swachh Bharat Mission 2.0 with outlay of Rs. 1,41,678 Crore over 5 years from 2021 for Complete Fecal Sludge Management, Wastewater Treatment, Source Segregation, Management of Waste from Urban Construction, and Bioremediation of Legacy Dump Sites.
Excerpts from the Official Budget Speech of Mrs. Nirmala Sitharaman – Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs…
Universal Coverage of Water Supply
A) The World Health Organization has repeatedly stressed the importance of clean water, sanitation, and clean environment, as a pre-requisite to achieving universal health.
B) The Jal Jeevan Mission (Urban), will be launched. It aims at universal water supply in all 4,378 Urban Local Bodies with 2.86 crores household tap connections, as well as liquid waste management in 500 AMRUT cities. It will be implemented over 5 years, with an outlay of Rs. 2,87,000 crores.
Swachch Bharat, Swasth Bharat
For further swachhta of urban India, we intend to focus on complete faecal sludge management and wastewater treatment, source segregation of garbage, reduction in single-use plastic, reduction in air pollution by effectively managing waste from construction-and-demolition activities and bio-remediation of all legacy dump sites. The Urban Swachh Bharat Mission 2.0 will be implemented with a total financial allocation of Rs. 1,41,678 crores over a period of 5 years from 2021-2026.
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