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Swachh Bharat Yojana – Grameen Phase II

Introduction: The Swachh Bharat Yojana – Grameen Phase II is an initiative by the Ministry of Jal Shakti to sustain the Open Defecation Free (ODF) status and promote Solid and Liquid Waste Management (SLWM) in rural India.

Ministry/Agency: Ministry of Jal Shakti

Objectives:

  • To ensure that no one is left behind and everyone uses a toilet.
  • To sustain the Open Defecation Free (ODF) status.
  • Provision of access to toilets to any left-out households and newly emerged households by the construction of IHHLs and CSCs.
  • Financial support of Rs. 12,000 for APL and BPL Rural households including storage for handwashing and cleaning of the toilet.
  • Biodegradable waste management through composting and biogas plants (GOBAR-DHAN).
  • Collection, segregation, and storage facilities and setting up of plastic waste management units/material recovery centers for plastic waste management.
  • Construction of soak pits, waste stabilization ponds, DEWATS, etc. for greywater management.
  • Faecal sludge management through co-treatment in existing Sewage Treatment Plants/Faecal Sludge Treatment Plants (STPs/FSTPs) in nearby urban areas and setting up of FSTPs under the program.
  • Decentralized operation and maintenance of community sanitation assets in rural areas by Gram Panchayats.
  • Special campaigns, capacity building initiatives, and other activities.

Benefits:

  • Access to toilets for left-out households and newly emerged households.
  • Financial support of Rs. 12,000 for APL and BPL Rural households, including storage for handwashing and cleaning of the toilet.
  • Biodegradable waste management through composting and biogas plants.
  • Plastic waste management through collection, segregation, and storage facilities.
  • Greywater management through the construction of soak pits, waste stabilization ponds, DEWATS, etc.
  • Faecal sludge management through co-treatment in existing STPs/FSTPs and setting up of FSTPs.
  • Decentralized operation and maintenance of community sanitation assets in rural areas by Gram Panchayats.

Eligibility: This scheme is for any rural household that does not have access to an individual household toilet.

Order of Preference:

  1. BPL
  2. APL
  3. SC/ST
  4. Persons with disability
  5. Widow/old age pensioners
  6. Landless laborers with homestead
  7. Small farmers
  8. Marginal farmers
  9. Women-headed households.

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