Dal Lake Figures Among 12 Swachh Iconic Places

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New Delhi: Dal Lake has figured among 12 Swachh Iconic Places (SIP) initiative of Swachh Bharat Mission Grameen (SBM-G) launched by the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation (DDWS), Ministry of Jal Shakti.

A communique on Thursday informed that taking forward the vision of Prime Minister, Narendra Modi for transforming iconic heritage, spiritual and cultural places in the country as ‘Swachh Tourist Destinations’ under 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 the following Twelve (12) iconic sites under Phase IV of SIP.

They include 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 and 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 statement said.

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 project is being coordinated by the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation (DDWS), Ministry of Jal Shakti in association with the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Culture and the concerned State/UT Governments, it said.

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