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Swachh Bharat Mission: Union Government announces 10 new Swachh Iconic Places

Jun 13, 2018 15:20 IST
Swachh Bharat Mission: Parameswaran Iyer launches SLWM activities in Mana village

Parameswaran Iyer, Secretary of the Union Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, on June 12, 2018 launched the Phase III of ‘Swachh Iconic Places’ (SIP) under PM Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Mission.

The Ministry also launched ten new iconic sites under the third phase of the flagship Swachh Iconic Places project.

 

Ten new iconic sites

Swachh Iconic Place

Location

State

RaghavendraSwamy 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

Pathanamthitta District

Kerala

Kanvashram

Kotdwara

Uttarakhand


Key Highlights

• The Ministry launched the project at the Mana village which is situated close to the Badrinath temple in Uttarakhand. The Mana village now becomes a Swachh Iconic Place.

• The ministry also launched four major Solid and Liquid Waste Management activities in Mana village, including community soak pits, compost pits, separation centre for organic and inorganic waste and naalis for liquid waste with a sanctioned amount of Rs. 26.87 lakhs.

• The Ministry is yet to finalise the PSUs or corporates for extending support to these new sites as Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) partners.

• These new sites have joined the 20 Swachh Iconic Places identified under Phase I and II where special sanitation work is already underway.

Swachh Iconic Places of Phase I

Swachh Iconic Places of Phase II

Ajmer Sharif Dargah

Gangotri

CST Mumbai

Yamunotri

Golden Temple

Mahakaleshwar Temple

Kamakhya Temple

Charminar

Maikarnika Ghat

Convent and Church of St. Francis of Assissi

Meenakshi Temple

Kalady

Shri Mata Vaishno Devi

Gommateswara

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.
  • The annual review of Phase I & II iconic sites for assessing the progress is scheduled at iconic site, Charminar, Hyderabad in June 2018.

Swachh Bharat Mission

• On October 2, 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan or Clean India Mission, India’s largest cleanliness drive, to achieve an Open-Defecation Free (ODF) India by October 2, 2019, the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi.

• The campaign aims to clean up the streets, roads and infrastructure of India's cities, smaller towns and rural areas.

• The key objectives of Swachh Bharat include eliminating open defecation through the construction of household-owned and community-owned toilets and establishing an accountable mechanism for monitoring toilet use.

• For the same, the government pledged to construct 12 million toilets in rural India at a projected cost of Rs 1.96 lakh crore.

 

 

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