The initiative aims to improve the experience of domestic and foreign tourists by improving the sanitation and cleanliness standards of the site and its surroundings.
Swachh Iconic Places (SIP) Jal Shakti
27 February 2021 Current Affairs:The Ministry of Jal Shakti announced the selection of 12 sites, which will be transformed into “Swachh tourist Destinations” in the Phase-IV.
♦ The Swachch Iconic Places initiative under the Swachch Bharat mission is a special cleanup initiative that focuses on specific iconic heritage, spiritual and cultural places in the country.
♦ This initiative is jointly coordinated by the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, the Ministry of Urban Development, the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Tourism, and the relevant state governments.
♦ The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation has now selected another 12 sites to be included in the SIP programe (phase IV).
♦ The 12 sites 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 to improve the experience of domestic and foreign tourists by improving the sanitation and cleanliness standards of the site and its surroundings.