SBM-G Phase-II will be a novel model of convergence between different verticals of financing and various schemes of GoI and State governments.
As in the interim report of 15th Finance Commission for 2020-21, 50% of 15th Finance Commission Grants to Rural Local Bodies has been provided as tied grants for water and sanitation and it is expected that the similar kind of funds will be provided in the subsequent years also, 30% of 15th Finance Commission grants has been converged for village level community assets allowed under SBM-G phase II funding.
Besides, the activities allowed under SBM-G, 15th FC grants for sanitation activities can also be used for other SLWM activities, O & M of community assets etc.
MGNREGS funds can also be used for various activities such as construction of soak pits, compost pits, drainage channels, providing labour costs for creation of community assets etc.
For scaling up of GOBAR-Dhan projects, convergence with NNBOMP scheme of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy can be done for households and community level projects and convergence with SATAT scheme of Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas can be done for CBG plants.
For co treatment of faecal sludge, convergent planning with existing FSTPs set up under GoI or State governments schemes or established by a Pvt. entity will require to be worked out.
SBM(G) phase II programme will also focus on convergence in capacity building and IEC. Self Help Groups (SHGs) may be involved as vehicles for Behaviour Change Communication in convergence with National Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM). Training plans for imparting training to Swachhagrahis, other field functionaries and masons may be prepared - at different levels-in convergence with programmes of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.