It envisages sustainable sanitation and complete waste water treatment to make all cities ODF++ by 2024. It would entail complete treatment of faecal sludge and waste water before discharge into water bodies in cities with less than 1 lakh population.
The second phase will address the bigger question of waste treatment in cities, including mandatory garbage segregation, removal of landfill sites and composting. While the first phase ended on March 31, 2019, it was extended till March 2021.
“Will implement Jal Jeevan Mission with outlay of Rs 2.87 lakh crore to cover houses and to be implemented over five years. Budget 2021 will also launch Mission Poshan 2.0. Besides this, launch of urban ‘Swacch Bharat Mission’ 2.0 with an outlay of Rs 1.42 lakh crore has been made”, FM Nirmala Sitharaman said.