The legendary Kamakhya temple at Guwahati is among a hundred iconic spiritual and cultural places in the country that will witness a special clean-up initiative under the Centre’s Swachh Bharat Mission.
The aim of the initiative is to make these 100 places model ‘Swachh Tourist Destinations’, that will enhance the experience for visitors from India and abroad. The list of these 100 places is under discussion and will be finalized soon. The initiative has been undertaken under the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation will be the coordinating ministry for this initiative, in association with the Ministry of Urban Development, Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Tourism and the concerned State governments, a PIB release stated.
Under Phase 1 of this initiative, the places chosen are Vaishno Devi (J&K), Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (Maharashtra), Taj Mahal (UP), Tirupati Temple (Andhra Pradesh), Golden Temple (Punjab), Manikarnika Ghat (UP), Ajmer Sharif Dargah (Rajasthan), Meenakshi Temple (TN), Kamakhya Temple (Assam) and Jagannath Puri (Odisha).