Swachh Bharat Mission(Urban) 2.0 

Decades ago, Mahatma Gandhi said that ‘Sanitation is more important than political freedom’. The launch of Swachh Bharat Mission on 2nd October 2014 by the Honb’le Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi was a historic moment for India. It not only placed the issue of sanitation at the centre of the Government’s developmental agenda, but also sent out a resounding message- through the Prime Minister’s address from the ramparts of the Red Fort. Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) (SBM-U) had three major objectives: (a) achieving 100% Open Defecation Free (ODF) status, (b) ensuring 100% scientific Solid Waste Management (SWM), and (c) behavior change through ‘Jan Andolan’, by 2nd October 2019, in all statutory towns. This Mission has achieved significant levels of success against the above objectives, with massive engagement of citizens across all categories of society. Urban India has become Open Defecation Free (ODF) under SBM-Urban: a fitting tribute to Mahatma Gandhi’s vision.

Swachh Bharat Mission is now being extended for a period of 5 (five) years, from 1st October 2021 to 1st October 2026, as Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) 2.0 (SBM-U 2.0), for completing the work remaining, institutionalizing ‘Swachh’ behavior and making it sustainable. The Government of India in partnership with States/ UTs and ULBs is committed to make all cities ‘Garbage Free’ under SBM-Urban 2.0 in order to contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 2030, which will ultimately improve the quality of life and ease of living of urban populations, thus leading to urban transformation.

SBM-U 2.0 is being implemented with a vision of achieving “Garbage Free” status for all cities. This will focus on the following:

● All households and premises segregate their waste into “wet waste” (from kitchen and gardens) and “dry waste” (including paper, glass, plastic, and domestic hazardous waste and sanitary waste wrapped separately);

● 100% door to door collection of segregated waste from each household/ premise;

● 100% scientific management of all fractions of waste, including safe disposal in scientific landfills;

● All legacy dumpsites remediated and converted into green zones;

● All used water including fecal sludge, especially in smaller cities are safely contained, transported, processed and disposed so that no untreated fecal sludge and used water pollutes the ground or water bodies.

In order to achieve this vision, the following specific objectives are targeted to be achieved:

a) Sustainable Solid Waste Management 

 i. ensuring cleanliness and hygiene in public places to make all cities clean and garbage free, with  100% scientific processing of MSW;

ii. reducing air pollution arising out of SWM activities;

iii. phased reduction in use of single-use plastic. 

b) Sustainable Sanitation and treatment of used water 

i. holistic Sanitation, with end-to end solutions (from discharge, containment, evacuation, transportation to safe disposal of all effluents from toilets);

ii. treatment of used water1 before discharge into water bodies, and maximum reuse of treated used water;

iii. eradication of hazardous entry into sewers and septic tanks, and sustaining elimination of manual scavenging, through mechanization of sewer and septic tank cleaning operations;

c) Awareness creation along with large scale citizen outreach to create ‘Jan Andolan’, and institutionalize ‘Swachh’ behavior. 

d) Create institutional capacity to effectively implement programmatic interventions to achieve mission objectives


Employees under SBM(U) 2.0

Ruth Lalbiaknungi
MIS Expert
Lalrinthari Zadeng
IEC Expert
Capacity Building Specialist
PL Ramhluna
Procurement Specialist
VL Thazuala
Waste Water Expert
Esther Vanlalmawii
Sanitation Expert
Rebecca Lalchhuanmawii Tlau
Additional Specialist (Assistant MIS)
Jared Zothanpuia
Supporting Staff

Supporting Staff