SBM-U 2.0 organizes national conclave to encourage women entrepreneurs in waste management
- Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban 2.0 (SBM-U 2.0), under the aegis of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), organised the National conclave on ‘Social Enterprises for Garbage Free Cities: Encouraging Women Entrepreneurs in Waste management
- It was organised in collaboration with the Government of Chhattisgarh as a run-up to International Women’s Day.
- This event was attended by ‘swachchatadidis’ who are members of women Self-help groups from across Chhattisgarh
Developments during Conclave
- A National Capacity Building Framework for Garbage Free Cities by SBM-U 2.0 was launched during event
- It is expected to serve as a blueprint for capacity building, skill development and knowledge management initiatives for States and ULBs under SBM-U 2.0.
- The conclave itself was first-of-its-kind event by SBM-U 2.0 in collaboration with one of the lighthouse States of SBM-U
- Its aim is to encourage and promote peer learning and knowledge sharing as part of the Mission’s capacity building initiatives.
- A comprehensive overview of the framework was presented by the National Mission Director, SBM-U MoHUA
- Approach of Framework: 3-pillared approach that would be taken
- Capacity Strengthening of State and Municipal Cadres through human resource assessments and training needs assessments, short-term and long term trainings, webinars, peer learning and e-learnings
- Capacity Augmentation through specialised Human Resources, in the form of program management units and city managers, and
- Ecosystem Strengthening, through strengthening of existing Central Public Health & Environmental Engineering Organisation (CPHEEO), involving swachhata knowledge partners, swachhata margdarshak, and setting up Centres of excellence with Chair Professorship.
- It was also highlighted that skilling of sanitation workers will be taken up in a focused manner in collaboration with sister ministries and entities.
Swachh Bharat Mission for Urban Areas
- It is implemented by the Ministry of Urban Development
- It includes elimination of open defecation, conversion of unsanitary toilets to pour flush toilets, eradication of manual scavenging, municipal solid waste management and bringing about a behavioural change in people regarding healthy sanitation practices.
- Under the programme, community toilets will be built in residential areas where it is difficult to construct individual household toilets.
- Public toilets will also be constructed in designated locations such as tourist places, markets, bus stations, railway stations, etc.
Swachh Bharat Mission for Urban Areas 2.0
- It envisions to make all cities ‘Garbage Free’ and ensure grey and black water management in all cities other than those covered under AMRUT
- It aims to make all urban local bodies as ODF+ and those with a population of less than 1 lakh as ODF++, thereby achieving the vision of safe sanitation in urban areas.
- Focus: source segregation of solid waste, utilising the principles of 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle), scientific processing of all types of municipal solid waste and remediation of legacy dumpsites for effective solid waste management.
- This will be a continuation of the Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban), with the following components for funding and implementation across all statutory towns, viz.
- Sustainable sanitation (construction of toilets)
- Wastewater treatment, including faecal sludge management in all ULBs with less than 1 lakh population (new component added to SBM-U 2.0)
- Solid Waste Management
- Information, Education and Communication, and
- Capacity building.