The Union Urban Development Ministry is putting together a management information systems (MIS) that will enable the Prime Minister’s Office to monitor various activities under the Swachh Bharat Mission.
A senior Ministry official said the user-friendly MIS would enable 24x7 monitoring of the mission’s progress. As per plan, all States and 4,041 urban habitations covered under the mission would regularly upload information on the progress of work regarding construction of household, public and community toilets along with solid waste management and awareness generation activities.
To empower urban local bodies (ULBs), the Ministry will enable online submission of proposals and approvals of various projects under the mission.
Electronic submission of utilisation certificates and release of funds for speedy implementation of works will also be started.
The Ministry will finalise guidelines for the implementation of the Rs. 67,000-crore mission in urban areas under which over one crore household toilets, besides over five lakh public and community toilet seats will be constructed by 2019. Solid waste management facilities will also be put in place to benefit over 30 crore urban people.