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Swachh Iconic Places (SIP)Initiative

Under the Swachh Iconic Places (SIP) initiative of Swachh Bharat Mission Grameen (SBM-G), the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation (DDWS), Ministry of Jal Shakti has announced the selection of twelve (12) iconic sites under Phase IV of SIP initiative.

Analysis

  • These are:
  • Ajanta Caves, Maharashtra
  • Sanchi Stupa, Madhya Pradesh
  • Kumbhalgarh Fort, Rajasthan
  • Jaisalmer Fort, Rajasthan
  • Ramdevra, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
  • Golconda Fort, Hyderabad, Telangana
  • Sun Temple, Konark, Odisha
  • Rock Garden, Chandigarh
  • Dal Lake, Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir
  • Banke Bihari Temple, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh
  • Agra Fort, Agra, Uttar Pradesh
  • Kalighat Temple, West Bengal
  • The initiative aims at enhancing the experience of both domestic and foreign visitors by improving the sanitation and cleanliness standards at and around the sites.
  • The objective of SIP is to achieve a distinctly higher level of Sanitation/Cleanliness at these places, especially on the peripheries and in approach areas. 
  • This initiative is in partnership with Ministries of Urban Development, Tourism and Culture with MDWS being the nodal ministry. 
  • All Iconic Sites have designated PSUs for financial and technical support. 

Phase I coverage of Swachh Iconic Places

  • Vaishno Devi, Jammu and Kashmir
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Maharashtra
  • Taj Mahal, Uttar Pradesh
  • Tirupati Temple, Andhra Pradesh
  • Golden Temple, Punjab
  • Manikarnika Ghat, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
  • Ajmer Sharif Dargah, Rajasthan
  • Meenakshi Temple, Tamil Nadu
  • Kamakhya Temple, Assam
  • Jagannath Puri, Odisha

Phase II coverage of iconic places

  • Gangotri
  • Yamunotri
  • Mahakaleshwar Temple, Ujjain
  • Char Minar, Hyderabad
  • Church and Convent of St. Francis of Assissi, Goa
  • Adi Shankaracharya’s abode Kaladi in Ernakulam
  • Gomateshwar in Shravanbelgola
  • Baijnath Dham, Devghar
  • Gaya Tirth in Bihar
  • Somnath temple in Gujarat.

Phase III coverage of iconic places

  • Raghavendra Swamy Temple (Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh)
  • Hazardwari Palace (Murshidabad, West Bengal)
  • Brahma Sarovar Temple (Kurukshetra, Haryana)
  • VidurKuti (Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh)
  • Mana village (Chamoli, Uttarakhand)
  • Pangong Lake (Leh-Ladakh, J&K)
  • Nagvasuki Temple (Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh)
  • ImaKeithal/market (Imphal, Manipur)
  • Sabarimala Temple (Kerala)
  • Kanvashram (Uttarakhand)

 

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