Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) :
The Rural Sanitation Department is stepping forward with the objective to achieve Swachh Bharat by 2019 as a fitting tribute to the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, which in rural areas shall mean improving the levels of cleanliness in rural areas through Solid and Liquid waste Management activities and making Gram Panchayats Open Defecation Free (ODF), clean and sanitized with the following components under Swachh Bharat Mission (G) :-

  • Individual household latrines (IHHL)
    • Incentive as provided under the Mission for the construction of Individual household latrines (IHHL) shall be available for all Below Poverty Line (BPL) Households and Above Poverty Line (APL) Households restricted to SCs/STs. Small and marginal farmers, landless labourers with homestead, physically handicapped and women headed households. The incentive amount provided under the scheme shall be upto Rs. 12000/- for construction of one unit of IHHL and provide for water availability, including for storing for hand-washing and cleaning of the toilet.

  • Community Sanitary Complex (CSCs)
    • Community sanitary Complexes comprising an appropriate number of toilet seats, bathing cubicles, washing platforms, wash basins etc, can be set up in a place in the village acceptable and accessible to all. Such Complexes can be made at Public places, Markets, Bus stands etc; where large scale congregation of people takes places. The maintenance of such Complexes is very essential for which Gram Panchayat should own the ultimate responsibility and the Operation and Maintenance should be assured. Suitable Operation and Maintenance and Monitoring guidelines may be issued by the State to ensure proper maintenance of the complex. The maximum support per unit prescribed for a community sanitary complex is Rs. 2.00 lacs with breakup of Rs. 1.80 lacs incentive amount and Rs. 0.20 lac will be the community contribution.

  • Solid and Liquid Waste Management
    • The objective of SBM(G) is to bring about improvement in the cleanliness, hygiene and the general quality of life in rural areas. Solid and Liquid waste management (SLWM) is one of the key components of the programme. The total assistance under SBM(G) for SLWM projects shall be worked out on the basis of total number of households in each GP, subject to maximum of Rs. 7 lakh for a GP having upto 150 households, Rs. 12 lakh upto 300 households, Rs. 15 lakh upto 500 households and Rs. 20 lakh for GPs having more than 500 households.

  • Information, Education & Communication (IEC)
    • IEC (Information, Education & Communication) is a very important component of the programme. IEC shall strive to bring about community-wide behaviour change and to rigger the demand for sanitary facilities in the rural areas for households, Schools, Anganwadis, Community Sanitary Complexes and Solid and Liquid Waste Management project (SLWM) through provision of information and awareness generation. The activities carried out under these components will be ‘area specific’ ‘community specific’ and should also involve all sections of the rural population . IEC is not a one-time activity. IEC strategy and plan to be focused on creation of demand leading to behaviour change construction and use of toilets in a sustained manner. ‘Triggering’ or ‘Nudging’ of Communities for behaviour change leading to usage of toilets leading to an open defecation free environment shall be given priority.