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Govt depts earmark Rs 16,500 cr for Swachh Bharat Mission in 2018-19

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A sum of Rs 16,500 crore has been earmarked by 71 ministries and departments of the central for implementation of the (SBM) in 2018-19.

The amount is over and above the budget of ministries in-charge of in the country i.e. the Ministry of Drinking Water and for (Gramin) and the for (Urban).

The (SAP) 2018-19 was launched by P K Sinha at a meeting of Union secretaries and senior officials here today.

The SAP Compendium 2018-19 was also released on this occasion.

"The led by the today reviewed the implementation of SAP 2017-18 by Union ministries/departments. During last year, the ministries had allocated over Rs 18,000 crore. At the review meeting, the underlined that efforts under SAP needed to be sustained by the respective ministries," an official statement said.

"The cabinet secretary emphasised that all secretaries needed to personally monitor implementation of SAP on a regular basis. He said each ministry should look beyond its own programmes and schemes, and bring innovation in the implementation of SAP," it said.

Sinha also called for a higher allocation of funds and higher utilisation in SAP.

Parameswaran Iyer, secretary, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, gave a presentation on the performance of the for the year 2017-18 at the meeting. He also presented a brief on SAP 2018-19, which will be implemented by ministries and departments during the current financial year.

Selected ministries/departments who had performed well in SAP last year talked about their success stories.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, May 11 2018. 21:50 IST
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