To accelerate the efforts to achieve universal sanitation coverage and to put focus on safe sanitation, the Prime Minister of India launched the Swachh Bharat Mission on 2nd October 2014.

This booklet provides operational guidelines for the implementation of the Phase-II of Swachh Bharat Mission in rural (Grameen) areas of India, which have been formulated based on Union Governments' approval of Phase-II of Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen) [SBM(G)] in February 2020.

This document presents the National Rural Sanitation and Hygiene Strategy 2012-2022 finalised by the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation to achieve sanitation related goals in a time-bound manner.