- The Centre will begin implementing the second phase of its Swachh Bharat mission in rural areas from April, focusing on solid and liquid waste management and the sustainability of the abolition of open defecation.
- The Union Budget for 2020-21 had allocated ₹9,994 crore for thefirst year of the mission’s Phase-II.
- The scheme will be implemented by the States, with a fund sharing pattern of 60:40 between the Centre and the States.
- In the northeastern and Himalayan states, the Central share will be 90%.
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