Drinking Water and Sanitation


  • The total allocation for the Swachh Bharat Mission - Rural and Urban (SBM R+U) is Rs. 17,843 crore with SBM (R) at Rs. 15,343 crore and SBM (U) at Rs. 2,500 crore in 2018-19 (BE). This is slightly lower than the previous year’s allocation of Rs. 19,248 crore in 2017-18 (RE).
  • For National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP), the allocation dropped marginally from Rs. 7,050 crore in 2017-18 (RE) to Rs. 7,000 crore in 2018-19 (BE).
  • The allocations for AMRUT have increased from Rs. 4,998 crore in 2017-18 (RE) to Rs. 6,000 crore in 2018-19 (BE).
  • A new scheme Galvanizing Organic Bio-Agro Resources Dhan (GOBAR-DHAN) for management and conversion of cattle dung and solid waste in farms to compost, fertiliser, bio-gas and bio-CNG was announced.