GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation 

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 2502
TO BE ANSWERED ON SEPTEMBER 04, 2012
Implementation of Niraml Bharath Yojana in Karnataka

 

2502. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR: 

Will the Minister of DRINKING WATER AND SANITATION be pleased to state:

(a)   whether Government is implementing a Central Scheme ‘Nirmal Bharat Yojana’ (NBY) in the country;

(b)   if so, the details thereof; and

(c)    what is the present status of implementation of NBY in Karnataka along with achievements made there under?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF DRINKING WATER AND SANITATION
(SHRI JAIRAM RAMESH)

(a)        Yes sir,

(b)        To accelerate the progress of sanitation in rural areas, Government of India has designed a paradigm shift in TSC that is now called the Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan (NBA), in the XIIth Five Year Plan. The objective of NBA is to achieve sustainable behavior change with provision of sanitary facilities in entire communities in a phased, saturation mode with “Nirmal Grams” as outcomes. The new strategy is to transform rural India into ‘Nirmal Bharat’ by adopting community saturation approach. The provision of incentive for individual household latrine units has been widened to cover all APL households who are SC/ST, small and marginal farmer, landless labourer with households, physically challenged and women headed households along-with all BPL households to attain community outcomes. Financial incentive for construction of toilets has been raised for all eligible beneficiaries. Conjoint approach with the scheme of National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) has been adopted to address the issue of availability of water in the Gram Panchayats for sustaining sanitation facilities created. Funds for capacity building of all stakeholders including Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) and field level implementers have been earmarked under the revised strategy. Convergence with other State Departments like Health, Women & Child Development and Panchayati Raj is being focused upon. Provision has been made for incentivizing Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHAs) & Anganwadi workers for promoting sanitation. Self Help Groups, Women’s Groups & NGOs of repute are to be encouraged by states to participate in sanitation promotion. Convergence with Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MNREGS) has also been made to facilitate the rural households with fund availability for creating sanitation facilities. The component of Solid and Liquid Waste Management (SLWM) has been prioritized by developing a roster of options and focused funding.

(c)        Cumulative Physical and Financial Achievement in Karnataka under Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan is as under:

Components

Project Objective

Project Performance

%age Achievement

IHHL BPL

2889224

2030122

70.27

IHHL APL

2981691

2167420

72.69

IHHL Total

5870915

4197542

71.50

School Toilet

39267

42036

107.05

Sanitary Complex

1305

861

65.98

Anganwadi

26353

28207

107.04

 (Funds in Lakhs)

Share

Approved

Funds Received

Utilization

%age of Utilization

against release

GOI

70077.23

40326.59

25848.19

64.10

State Share

26898.26

14760.61

12103.53

82.00

Beneficiaries Share

11499.19

17739.63

4812.46

27.13

Total

108474.68

72826.84

42764.19

58.72