The Union Minister of State for Tourism K. Chiranjeevi on 24 July 2013 launched the Clean India campaign at world heritage site Taj Mahal, Agra.
The Clean India Campaign is an initiative of Union Ministry of Tourism under the 12th Five Year Plan with the objective to increase tourist arrivals to the country and to improve the quality of services and provide a hygienic environment in and around tourist destinations across the country.
At this launching ceremony as a part of Corporate Social Responsibility, ONGC has taken up the maintenance of the Taj Mahal complex.
ONGC adopted Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal, the 17th Century marble tomb, has adopted by ONGC under Clean India Campaign on 24 July 2013.
Taj Mahal is the second site to adopt under this project. The first one was Qutub Minar in the Delhi which was adopted by the India Tourism Development Corporation in June 2012.
ONGC will take care of providing drinking water facilities, cleaning, providing uniform signage in and around the premises, placing of garbage bins, various repair and replacement work, management and garbage clearance, landscaping, tourist help-desks and deployment of volunteers for better management.
In addition to Taj Mahal, ONGC would adopt five other monuments — the Ellora and Elephanta Caves in Maharashtra, Red Fort in Delhi, Golkonda Fort in Hyderabad, and Mahabalipuram in Tamil Nadu.
When: 24 July 2013