World Bank to extend Rs 9,000 crore support to Swachh Bharat Mission
The government on Wednesday approved 1.5 billion dollar (about Rs 9,000 crore) World Bank support for the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) in rural areas.india Updated: Mar 23, 2016 20:04 IST
The government on Wednesday approved 1.5 billion dollar (about Rs 9,000 crore) World Bank support for the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) in rural areas.
“The project basically provides for incentivising states on the basis of their performance in the existing SBM-Gramin. Incentivisation of states was approved by the Cabinet while approving the SBM-Gramin on September 24, 2014,” minister of communications and information technology Ravi Shankar Prasad said after a cabinet meeting in Delhi.
The current approval provides for the mechanism of such incentivisation through World Bank credit, he said, adding that under the approved project, the performance of the states will be gauged through certain performance indicators, called the Disbursement-Linked Indicators (DLIs).
The states will pass on a substantial portion of more than 95% of the Performance Incentive Grant Funds received from the MOWS, to the appropriate implementing levels of districts, Blocks, GPs etc, he said.
The end-use of the incentive grants will be limited to activities pertaining to the sanitation sector, he added.
“The project will accelerate efforts to achieve sustained outcomes in sanitation by 2019. The incentive framework introduced through the project will reorient efforts of states towards the SBM(G) ‘outcomes’ such as reduction in open defecation, sustainable achievement of open defecation-free (ODF) villages and improvement in solid and liquid waste management (SLWM),” Prasad said.