Jagran Bureau, New Delhi. The Central Government has declared the Urban Swachh Bharat Mission and the second phase of AMRUT Mission as national priority missions by the year 2025-26. Where Rs 1.42 lakh crore has been approved for Swachh Bharat Mission, while Rs 2.77 lakh crore has been approved for Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT).

This decision was taken in the meeting of the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday. This time all the urban bodies of the country have been included under the ambit of both the missions. Along with maintaining continuous cleanliness everywhere, every family has to provide water from the tap. After this, making the polluted water of the sewer line clean and re-useable is also a priority.

There will be no garbage heaps in cities, old ones will also end

In the second phase of the cleanliness mission, there will be special emphasis on the disposal of garbage along with cleanliness. There will be no garbage dumps in cities. The mountains of garbage created earlier will be eliminated. Cities will be awarded star status on the basis of their cleanliness and waste disposal.

Houses will also be connected with sewer line connection

Now all the cities of the country will be included in the AMRUT Mission. In these cities, there will be a special emphasis on the security of the source of water, the cleanliness of the sewer water with a strong system of providing water from the tap to every household. All urban households will be given tap connection and those families will also be connected with sewer line connection. The mission aims to provide tap connections to 2.68 crore households, while 2.64 crore sewer and septic connections will be provided. A digital monitoring system will be adopted to achieve this goal. Special sensor based provision will be made for water quality check. Along with the central government, the states will also play an important role in this.

Edited By: Tanisk