A formal launch of the Clean Up action plan for Kamakhya Temple as a part of “Swachh Bharat Mission” was organized in Guwahati, Assam yesterday by the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation in association with the Government of Assam. The programme was launched by the Union Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj and Drinking Water and Sanitation, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar and the Chief Minister of Assam, Shri Sarbananda Sonowal.
Kamakhya Temple is selected as one of the 10 iconic places in Phase 1 of the clean-up initiative of 100 iconic places under Swachh Bharat Mission. During the launch, Chief Secretary of Assam made a presentation on the action plan prepared for the 3, 6, 9 and 12 months’ timeframe.
List of 10 places selected for Swachh Bharat ‘Clean India’ Mission:
- Ajmer Sharif Dargah in Ajmer (Rajasthan)
- Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in Mumbai (Maharashtra)
- Golden Temple in Amritsar (Punjab)
- Jagannath Temple in Puri (Odisha)
- Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati (Assam)
- Manikarnika Ghat in Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh)
- Meenakshi Temple in Madurai (Tamil Nadu)
- Taj Mahal in Agra (Uttar Pradesh)
- Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanams in Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh)
- Vaishno Devi in Katra (Jammu and Kashmir)