“ Sanitation is more important than independence- Mahatma Gandhi

Objective

  • Bring about an improvement in the general quality of life in the rural areas, by promoting cleanliness, hygiene and eliminating open defecation.
  • Accelerate sanitation coverage in rural areas to achieve the vision of Swachh Bharat by 2nd October 2019
  • Motivate Communities and Panchayati Raj Institutions to adopt sustainable sanitation practices and facilities through awareness creation and health education.
  • Encourage cost effective and appropriate technologies for ecologically safe and sustainable sanitation.
  • Develop where required, Community managed sanitation systems focusing on scientific Solid & Liquid Waste Management systems for overall cleanliness in the rural areas.

Strategy

  • The focus of the Strategy is to move towards a ‘Swachh Bharat’ by providing flexibility to State governments, as sanitation is a state subject, to decide on their implementation policy and mechanisms, taking into account State specific requirements.
  • It is suggested that Implementation Framework of each State be prepared with a road map of activities covering the 3 important phases necessary for the Programme

  • Planning Phase
  • Implementation Phase
  • Sustainability Phase

Components

  • The Programme components and activities for SBM (G) implementation are as follows. All States will develop a detailed implementation strategy and plan based on but not limited to the components mentioned below:
  • Start-Up Activities
  • IEC Activities
  • Capacity Building
  • Construction of Individual Household Latrines
  • Provision of Revolving Fund in the District
  • Micro Financing of Construction of Toilets
  • Community Sanitary Complex
  • Equity and inclusion
  • Solid and Liquid Waste Management
  • Administrative Charges

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