Swachh Iconic Places – Ministry of Jal Shakti announces selection of 12 sites for transforming them into ‘Swachh Tourist Destinations’under Phase-IV

New Delhi: Taking forward the vision of Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi for transforming iconic heritage, spiritual and cultural places in the country as ‘Swachh Tourist Destinations’ underSwachh 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 ofthe following Twelve (12) iconic sites under Phase IV of SIP.

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 at enhancing the experience of both domestic and foreign visitors by improving the sanitation and cleanliness standards at and around the sites.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.