Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan Current Affairs - 2020

Revised Version of Swachhata Application launched to fight COVID-19

On April 9, 2020, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs launched a revised version of Swachhata application. The application was launched at a video conferencing held with states and union territories. Why Swachhta Application? The Application has more than 1.7 crore urban users all over the country, Therefore, the reach is faster. It has Read More…

Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana launched to fight COVID-19

On March 26, 2020, the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman launched Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana. The scheme is an economic help package for people in the country to fight against COVID-19 and its effects. Around 1.7 lakh crore has been allocated under the package. Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana Under the scheme, around Read More…

Cabinet approves Phase II of Swachh Bharat Mission

On February 19, 2020, the Union Cabinet approved on implementing the phase II of Swachh Bharat Mission. The phase II of the mission will focus on Open Defecation Free Plus. Highlights The budget allocated for phase II of the mission is Rs 52,497 crores. The mission in this phase is to converge with Jal Jeevan Read More…

Results of Swachh Survekshan League, 2020 released

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs on December 31, 2019, released Swachh Survekshan League in New Delhi. Around 4,372 cities participated in the league. It is a cleanliness survey that helps in competitive federalism. Highlights In the category of 10 lakh plus population, Indore secured first place. Indore has remained in first place for Read More…

Swachh Bharat Mission achieves its urban target

On December 23, 2019, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs announced that urban areas of 35 states have been declared Open Defecation Free. It includes 4,167 cities. The target has been achieved through third party verification. Highlights According to the ministry, the target has been achieved by constructing 65.81 lakh househols toilets as against the Read More…