10 new Iconic Places launched Under Swachh Bharat Mission

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Ten new iconic sites have been taken up under Phase III of the flagship project Swachh Iconic Places (SIP) of the Swachh Bharat Mission. The third phase of SIP was launched at Mana village which is situated close to the Badrinath temple in Uttarakhand.

The Ministry launched the project at the Mana village which is situated close to the Badrinath temple in Uttarakhand. The Mana village now becomes a Swachh Iconic Place.

• The ministry also launched four major Solid and Liquid Waste Management activities in Mana village, including community soak pits, compost pits, separation centre for organic and inorganic waste and naalis for liquid waste with a sanctioned amount of Rs. 26.87 lakhs. 

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

• These new sites have joined the 20 Swachh Iconic Places identified under Phase I and II where special sanitation work is already underway.The Swachh Iconic Places (SIP) project was envisioned by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi under the Swachh Bharat Mission and is being coordinated by the Union Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation with the support of State governments and local administration.

SIP is a collaborative project with three other central Ministries: Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Tourism.