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[dropcap]C[/dropcap]handigarh: Haryana’s religious place Brahmsarovar of district Kurukshtra has been selected by Government of India among the list of ten places, Swachh Iconic Places (SIP) under phase III of its flagship programme, Swachh Bharat Mission. This project would be completed by the joint efforts of Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Tourism, and support of state governments and local administration.
Giving details an official spokesperson said here that under the three phases of Swachh Bharat Mission, 30 places have been selected so far and Kurukshetra is among the ten places of its third phase. The 3rd phase of the flagship project of Swachh Iconic Places includes Raghavendra Swamy Temple (Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh), Hazardwari Palace (Murshidabad, West Bengal), Brahma Sarovar Temple (Kurukshetra, Haryana), Vidur Kuti (Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh), Mana village (Chamoli, Uttarakhand), Pangong Lake (Leh-Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir), Nagvasuki Temple (Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh), Ima Keithal/market (Imphal, Manipur), Sabarimala Temple (Kerala) and Kanvashram (Uttarakhand).
He said that under the scheme, the government would take up initiatives like improved sewage infrastructure, drainage facilities, installation of sewage treatment plant (STP), improved sanitation facilities and water vending machines (Water ATMs).
He added that solid and liquid waste management (SLWM) set-up, structure restoration, roads maintenance, lighting arrangements, beautification of parks, better transport facilities in approach and access areas will also be taken up at the main sites.
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