Ten New Swachh Iconic Places Launched Under Swachh Bharat Mission (Important) (Download PDF)


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Govt. has added 10 new Swachh Iconic Places (SIP) under phase III of its flagship project Swachh Iconic Places (SIP) of Swachh Bharat Mission. 3rd phase of Swachh Iconic Places was launched at Mana villages which are situated close to Badrinath temple in Uttarakhand.

Map of 10 New Swachh Iconic Places

Map of 10 New Swachh Iconic Places

Map of 10 New Swachh Iconic Places

  • Village which is now SIP, is visited by tourists & pilgrims as it houses places of mythological interest.

  • 10 new sites are:

Table contain shows the For Sites and States

Table contain shows the For Sites and States



Raghavendra Swamy temple

Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh

Hazardwari Palace

Murshidabad, West Bengal

Brahma Sarovar Temple

Kurukshetra, Haryana


Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh

Mana village

Chamoli, Uttarakhand

Pangong Lake

Leh-Ladakh, J&K

Nagvasuki Temple

Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh


Imphal, Manipur

Sabarimala Temple




New Programs in the Iconic Places under Swachh Bharat Mission

  • Ministry launched 4 major Solid & Liquid Waste Management activities in Mana village, including community soak pits, compost pits, separation centre for organic & inorganic waste & naalis for liquid waste w/ /sanctioned amount of Rs. 26.87 lakhs.

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

  • New sites have joined 20 iconic places under Phase I & Phase II, where special sanitation work is already underway.

  • Project is being coordinated by Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation w/support of State Govt. & Local Administration.

Swachh Iconic Places (SIP) Program

  • Swachh Iconic Places is collaborative project w/3 other central Ministries:

    • Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs

    • Ministry of Culture

    • Ministry of Tourism

  • Project involves local administrations in concerned States & Public Sector & Private Companies as sponsoring partners.

  • Goal of Initiative is to improve cleanliness conditions at these places to distinctly higher level

  • 1st phase was launched in 2016, while Phase II of Swachh Iconic Places was launched in November 2017.

Image of Phase II of Swachh Iconic Places

Image of Phase II of Swachh Iconic Places

Image of Phase II of Swachh Iconic Places

Table contain shows the Status of Phase I & II

Table contain shows the Status of Phase I & II

SIP Phase I

SIP Phase II

Ajmer Sharif Dargah


Golden Temple


CST Mumbai

Mahakaleshwar Temple

Kamakhya Temple


Manikarnika ghat

Somnath Temple

Meenakshi Temple

Convent & Church of St. Francis of Assisi

Shri Mata Vaishno Devi


Shree Jagannath Temple


The Taj Mahal

Baijnath Dham

Tirupati Temple

Gaya Tirth

Status of Phase I & II

  • Both Phase I & II have seen notable initiatives taken up

  • Development can be noticed thru improved sewage infrastructure, drainage facilities, installation of Sewage Treatment Plant (STP), improved sanitation facilities, water vending machines (Water ATMs), Solid and Liquid Waste Management (SLWM) set-up, structure restoration, roads maintenance, lighting arrangements, beautification of parks, better transport facilities in approach & access areas besides at main sites.

Swachh Bharat Mission

  • Swachh Bharat Mission was launched in 2014 as national movement to achieve vision of ‘Clean India’ by 2019.

  • Mission is divided into Swachh Bharat Urban (SBM-U) & Swachh Bharat Gramin (SBM-G).

  • SBM-U is handled by Union Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs as nodal ministry.

  • SBM-G is under Union Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation.

  • Campaign aims to clean up streets, roads & infrastructure of India’s cities, smaller towns & rural areas.

  • Key objectives of Swachh Bharat include eliminating open defecation thru construction of household-owned & community-owned toilets & establishing accountable mechanism for monitoring toilet use.

  • Govt. pledged to construct 12 million toilets in rural India at projected cost of Rs. 1.96 lakh crore.

Benefits of SIP Initiative

  • Attracting tourism: Added places are mostly tourist destinations & if more places will be included under scheme, more focus will be given to them & they will become cleaner. It will attract more tourists.

  • Cultural Awareness: It will promote cultural awareness & help in preserving local culture & traditions & money gained from it can be utilized to secure infrastructure & develop it further.

  • Reduced Poverty: These tourists places will help in generating employment opportunities for local workers & will help in reducing poverty in region.

  • Economic Development: Mission will take iconic places & their surroundings to higher standards of cleanliness & will benefit all local people & visitors & contribute to development of economy.

  • Cleaner India: SIP initiative falls under Swachh Bharat Mission & aims at improving cleanliness & sanitation facilities at iconic places, earmarked by ministry. Collective contribution will help in making India clean.

Need for SIP

  • In India, major problem in development of tourism is inadequate infrastructure, poor visitor experience, & poor hygienic conditions & it leads to destruction of social fabric of country.
  • Adding more & more location in SIP initiative will help in bringing sites in focus & encouraging infrastructure development, health care facilities, recreation areas, hotels, & restaurants, which will again increase number of tourist’s attractions.
  • It will generate income, which will result in poverty alleviation & help in preservation of heritage sites & save biodiversity, therefore making India attractive & cleaner destination for world.

- Published/Last Modified on: September 5, 2018

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