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Part of: GS Prelims and GS – I – Culture & GS – III – Environment

In news

  • 12 iconic sites under Phase IV of Swachh Iconic Places (SIP) were recently announced.
  • Ministry: 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.

Important value additions

  • Aim: To transform the iconic heritage, spiritual and cultural places as ‘Swachh Tourist Destinations’ in India.
  • Objective: To achieve a distinctly higher level of Sanitation/Cleanliness at these places
  • The places are:
    1. Ajanta Caves, Maharashtra
    2. Sanchi Stupa, Madhya Pradesh
    3. Kumbhalgarh Fort, Rajasthan
    4. Jaisalmer Fort, Rajasthan
    5. Ramdevra, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
    6. Golconda Fort, Hyderabad, Telangana
    7. Sun Temple, Konark, Odisha
    8. Rock Garden, Chandigarh
    9. Dal Lake, Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir
    10. Banke Bihari Temple, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh
    11. Agra Fort, Agra, Uttar Pradesh
    12. Kalighat Temple, West Bengal

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