Sanitation Action Plans prepared for 10 new Swachh Iconic Places

Jun 27, 2018 11:34 IST
Sanitation Action Plans prepared for 10 New Swachh Iconic Places

Ten new Swachh Iconic Places of the country on June 26, 2018 came up with thorough action plans for raising their sanitation standards to exemplary levels.

The plans were formulated at a two-day consultation in Hyderabad held between Central and State Government agencies, local administrations and the Trusts of the iconic places. Over 100 delegates from across the country attended the consultation.

All the 30 Swachh Iconic Places, selected so far under the Swachh Bharat Mission, also resolved to make their sites completely free of plastic.

Ten new iconic sites

Swachh Iconic Place



RaghavendraSwamy Temple


Andhra Pradesh

Hazardwari Palace


West Bengal

Brahma Sarovar Temple





Uttar Pradesh

Mana village



Pangong Lake



Nagvasuki Temple


Uttar Pradesh




Sabarimala Temple

Pathanamthitta District





These 10 sites constitute Phase-III of the Swachh Iconic Places (SIP) initiative of the Swachh Bharat Mission that is coordinated by the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation.

Review of 20 Swachh Iconic Places of Phase-I and Phase-II

• During the consultation meeting, a review was done of the 20 Swachh Iconic Places of Phase-I and Phase-II.

• Parameswaran Iyer, Secretary of Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, presided over the consultation and review meeting and expressed satisfaction over the progress made by this unique initiative.

• The special Swachhata initiatives at these places have received CSR support from public and private companies.

Swachh Iconic Places of Phase I

Swachh Iconic Places of Phase II

Ajmer Sharif Dargah


CST Mumbai


Golden Temple

Mahakaleshwar Temple

Kamakhya Temple


Maikarnika Ghat

Convent and Church of St. Francis of Assissi

Meenakshi Temple


Shri Mata Vaishno Devi


Shree Jagannath Temple

Baidyanath Dham

The Taj Mahal

Gaya Tirth

Tirupati Temple

Somnath temple

Swachh Iconic Places (SIP) project


  • The Swachh Iconic Places (SIP) project was envisioned by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi under the Swachh Bharat Mission and is being coordinated by the Union Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation with the support of State governments and local administration.
  • SIP is a collaborative project with three other central Ministries: Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Tourism.
  • It also involves local administrations in the concerned States and Public Sector and Private Companies as sponsoring partners.
  • The goal of the Initiative is to improve the cleanliness conditions at these places to a distinctly higher level
  • The first phase was launched in 2016, while the Phase II of Swachh Iconic Places was launched in November 2017.
  • The iconic sites of Phase I and II saw notable transformations such as improved sewage infrastructure, drainage facilities, installation of Sewage Treatment Plant, improved sanitation facilities, Water ATMs, Solid and Liquid Waste Management, structure restoration, roads maintenance and so on.



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