Union government mobilizes 370 crore for Swachh Bharat Khosh
Posted on:14 Mar 2016 10:13:03
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14 March 2016 Current Affairs: Narendra Modi’s government launched the Swachh Bharat campaign in October, 2014.Since then various initiatives have been taken by the government to improve the cleanliness of the nation. As a part of it, the fund for Swachh Bharat Khosh is mobilized with 370 crores by the government.Swachh Bharat Khosh is a fund created to support the various cleanliness programmes across the nation.365 crores from Corporates and 5.95 lakhs from individuals and total fund as on January 31 is 369.74 crores.The funds are used for achieving the objective of improving cleanliness levels in rural and urban areas including in schools.For construction of toilets funds to the extent of Rs 359 crore have been released to various state level implementing agencies during December 2014 to January 2016.Utilisation certificate for Rs 09 crore have been received from state implementing agencies of Sikkim and Tripura.The release of funds is governed by Swachh Bharat Kosh Operational Guidelines.The costing of projects to be financed by SBK is guided by cost norms of Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS)
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