What: Ten more Iconic sites
Why: For special sanitation work
Where: Mana village
- The Central Government has added ten more Iconic sites in third phase of its flagship project of Swachh Iconic Places (SIP) under Swachh Bharat Mission. The third phase was launched in Mana village in Uttarakhand on June 12, 2018.
- The sites are Raghavendra Swamy Temple of Kurnool in Andhra Pradesh, Hazardwari Palace of Murshidabad, West Bengal, Brahma Sarovar Temple of Kurukshetra, Haryana, Vidur Kuti in Bijnor and Nagvasuki Temple of Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh and Mana village in Chamoli and Kanvashram in Uttarakhand, Pangong Lake in Leh-Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir, Ima Keithal of Imphal in Manipur, Sabarimala Temple of Kerala.
- As per the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, these sites have joined the 20 iconic places selected under Phase- I and II where special sanitation work is underway.
- The first phase was launched in 2016 while the second in 2017.
- The government will take up initiatives like improved sewage infrastructure, drainage facilities, installation of sewage treatment plant, improved sanitation facilities and water vending machines. Solid and liquid waste management 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.