Union Government added 10 Iconic sites

The Union Government added 10 Swachchh Iconic Places under phase III of its flagship programme, Swachchh Bharat Mission, which aims to make the country open-defecation and litter free by October 2019. Raghavendra Swamy Temple, Hazardwari Palac, Brahma Sarovar Temple, Vidur Kuti, Mana village are among those which have been taken up under Phase III of the flagship project of Swachchh Iconic Places of the Swachchh Bharat Mission. The others are Pangong Lake, Nagvasuki Temple, Sabarimala Temple and Kanvashram. These sites have joined the 20 iconic places selected under Phase I and II where special sanitation work is underway. The iconic places included in Phase I of the project in 2016 include Ajmer Sharif Dargah, CST Mumbai, Golden Temple, Kamakhya Temple, Manikarnika Ghat, Meenakshi Temple, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi, Shree Jagannath Temple, The Taj Mahal and Tirupati Temple. Phase II launched in November 2017 included Gangotri, Yamunotri, Mahakaleshwar Temple, Charminar, Convent, and Church of St Francis of Assisi, Kalady, Gommateswara, Baidyanath Dham, Gaya Tirth and Somnath temple.

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  • The Union Government added 10 Swachchh Iconic Places under phase III of its flagship programme.
  • Aims to make the country open-defecation and litter free by October 2019.
  • Raghavendra Swamy Temple, Hazardwari Palac, village are among those which have been taken up under Phase III.
  • The iconic places included in Phase I of the project in 2016 include Ajmer Sharif Dargah, CST Mumbai.
  • Phase II launched in November 2017 included Gangotri, Gaya Tirth, and Somnath temple.

These sites have joined the 20 iconic places selected under Phase I and II where special sanitation work is underway. Under Phase III of the flagship project of Swachh Iconic Places of the Swachh Bharat Mission.