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All you need to know about Swachh Bharat Mission- Urban 2.0 and AMRUT 2.0

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday launched the Swachh Bharat Mission Urban 2.0 (SBM-2.0) and the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT 2.0).

  • These missions have been launched to turn the aspiration of making all Indian cities garbage free and water secure, into a reality.

  • In the new version of Swachh Bharat mission, the aim is to focus on sewage and safety management, making cities water secure and ensuring that dirty sewerage does not merge into rivers.

  • While launching the mission, PM Modi stated that these missions are also necessary for realising the aspirations of BR Ambedkar; as he believed that urban development was pivotal to equality.

  • Additonally, the mission aims at processing and removing the garbage mountains in cities completely.