Swachh Iconic Places (SIP) – UPSC Prelims

Ministry/Department:  Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation
  • This initiative was launched in 2016 under Swachh Bharat Mission.
  • It was initiated as project to implement Prime Minister’s vision to take iconic places and their surroundings to higher standards of cleanliness (swachhata), so that all visitors benefit and also take away home message of cleanliness.
  • Implementation of SIP:
    • It is collaborative project of Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation with three other central Ministries:
      • Ministry of (M/o) Housing and Urban Affairs,
      • M/o Culture, and
      • M/o Tourism.
    • It also involves local administrations in concerned states and public sector and private companies are also sponsoring partners.
  • Initiatives taken up under SIP:
    • Improved sewage infrastructure, installation of Sewage Treatment Plant (STP), drainage facilities, improved sanitation facilities, water vending machines, solid and liquid waste management (SLWM) set-up, structure restoration, lighting arrangements, beautification of parks, roads maintenance, better transport facilities in approach and access areas besides at the main sites.

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