For Swachh Bharat Mission$1.5 billion loan has been offered by World Bank [ Current Affairs ]


In order to support the Union government’s flagship cleanliness drive Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) World Bank has approved a 1.5 billion dollars loan. For SBM Support Operation Project and support of SBM’s rural component known as SBM-Gramin (SBM-G) this fund will be used.

The loan has 18 years limits with including a grace period of 5 years.

Key facts

  • The main objective of government behind this project is to SBM Support Operation Project aims at establishment the implementation of the SBM initiative of the government.
  • With a new performance-based program these project will support SBM-Gramin over a 5 year period.
  • Two important mechanisms of this project are incentivizing good performance by states and the focus on behavioral changes.
  • For supervision and organizing role for the programme and support the participating states nodal agency Union Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation (MDWS) is acquired.
  • The most of the amount from loan funds will be used to develop the capacity of MDWS in program management, advocacy, monitoring and evaluation.

About Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM):

  • It is a national campaign launched on 2nd October 2014 by Government of India which includes 4, 041 cities and towns.
  • Objective if this campaign is to clean streets, roads and infrastructure of country and provide sufficient access of toilet or latrine for all citizens
  • It mainly focuses on changing behavior of citizens in ending the practice of open defecation by 2019.

- Published on: December 17, 2015