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Open Defecation Free Villages

Ministry of Jal Shakti

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Posted On:

04 APR 2022 4:51PM by PIB Delhi

Under Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen) [SBM (G)] Phase-II, which is being implemented during the period from 2020-21 to 2024-25, the goal is to make all the villages Open Defecation Free (ODF) Plus.  The components of ODF Plus are (i) sustainability of Open Defecation Free (ODF) status of villages, and (ii) Solid and Liquid Waste Management in villages.  All the villages in all the districts of the country have been included under the programme to achieve the ODF Plus status. 


Total estimated outlay of the SBM(G) Phase-II is about Rs.1,40,800 crore which is to be met by convergence among different verticals of financing and schemes of the Central and State Governments viz. SBM(G) budgetary funds, 15th Finance Commission grants for Rural Local Bodies, MGNREGS funds, etc.


All the villages have already declared themselves ODF as on 2nd October, 2019.


This Information was given by the Minister of State for Jal Shakti, Shri Prahlad Singh Patel in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.