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Swachh Bharat Mission apart from sanitation aspects aids to generate employment and provide impetus to the rural economy. Explain.

Topic:  Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

2. Swachh Bharat Mission apart from sanitation aspects aids to generate employment and provide impetus to the rural economy. Explain. (250 words)

Reference:  PIB

Why this question:

The Union Cabinet recently has approved the Phase II of the Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen) [SBM (G)] till 2024-25, which will focus on Open Defecation Free Plus (ODF Plus). Thus the context of the question.

Key demand of the question:

The answer must discuss the possible positives that the SBM brings to the Rural India apart from its main goal of ODF India.

Directive:

Explain – Clarify the topic by giving a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Briefly explain what the mission is about.

Body:

The question is relatively very much straightforward and there isn’t much to deliberate. One must discuss how and in what way the SBM impacts the rural economy. The mission aims at the creation of infrastructure; infrastructure for SLWM such as compost pits, soak pits, waste stabilization ponds, material recovery facilities etc. leading to mass employment at the MGNREGA levels. The outcomes that it generates through sanitation directly benefit the health aspects of the rural India thus leading to a positive effect on the workforce. Complete the answer by giving more insights.

Conclusion:

Conclude by reasserting the significance of such missions to Rural India.