Swachh Bharat Mission-Gramin has been launched on 2.10.2014 in order to bring about an improvement in the general quality of life in the rural areas through accelerating improved sanitation coverage. Assistance for construction of individual household latrines for BPL and identified APL (SCs/STs, SF/MF, landless labourers with homestead, PH and women headed households), construction of Community Women Sanitary Complexes and management of Solid & Liquid Waste, IEC is to be given under the scheme.
Under the scheme, as per base line survey 2012, toilet facilities in almost all the households has been provided. The action plan to provide the facilites of solid liquid waste management in all the gram panchayats by 2019 has been prepared. A total of 1360 SLWM projects in respect of all districts were sanctioned by the State Scheme Sanctioning Committee (SSSC). Out of which the work for 631 Solid Waste Management and 414 Liquid Waste Management has been completed and the work for 163 Solid Waste Management and 488 Liquid Waste Management is in progress. In order to achieve the targets various IEC activities is being carried out at State, District, Block and Gram Panchayat level. All the districts in the state have attained the level of Open Defacation Free status.
The total assistance under the SBM(G) for SLWM projects being worked out on the basis of total number of households in each GP, subject to a maximum of Rs.7 lakh, Rs.12 lakh, Rs.15 lakh and Rs.20 lakh for a GP having upto 150, 300, 500 and more than 500 households respectively.Additional cost requirement is to be met with funds from the State/GP, and from other sources like Finance Commission Funds, CSR, Swachh Bharat Khosh and through the PPP model.
State Government has also launched “Swaran Jayanti Award for Sanitation Scheme” for the financial year 2016-17. The main objective of the scheme is to motivate and create a sense of competition among the Gram Panchayats to promote accelerated sanitation coverage and to eliminate the practice of open defecation in rural areas of the State. The awards of Rs.1 lakh is being given to the selected one best clean-green Gram Panchayats at Block level and Rs.1 lakh to the one best GP selected amongst the selected GPs (topper of block level GPs) at District level every month and Rs.10,000 is being given to the one properly maintained Public toilet in a district every month. Under Swaran Jayanti Swachchhta Puraskar Scheme, an amount of Rs.2500.00 Lakhs have been spent.