Highlights

  • The total allocation for the Swachh Bharat Mission - Rural and Urban (SBM R+U) is Rs. 16,248 crore with SBM (R) at Rs.13,948 crore and SBM (U) at Rs. 2,300 crore in 2017-2018 (BE). This is significantly higher than the previous year’s allocation of Rs.12,800 crore in 2016-17 (RE).
  • For National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP), the allocation remained almost the same from Rs.6,000 crore in 2016-17 (RE) to Rs. 6,050 crore in 2017-18 (BE).
  • Open Defecation Free (ODF) villages are being prioritised for piped water supply under the Swachh Bharat Mission.
  • As part of a sub mission of the National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP), it is proposed to provide safe drinking water to over 28,000 arsenic and fluoride affected habitations in the next four years.