SWACHHTA ACTION PLAN
Context: Under the Swachh Bharat Mission the Tourism Ministry has identified 180 Tourist sites for organizing Swachhta Action Plan (SAP) activities during the year 2019-20 to create Swachhta Awareness amongst the tourists, students of schools / colleges and stakeholders across the country.
As per information received from Archaeological Survey of India, in the State of Uttar Pradesh, there are 13 monuments that have been identified as Adarsh Monuments for providing tourist facilities which are as follows: 1. Taj Mahal, Agra 2. Fatehpur Sikri, Agra 3. Agra Fort, Agra 4. Itmad-ud-Duala, Agra 5. Akbar’s Tomb, Sikandra, Agra 6. Rani Jhansi’s Palace, Jhansi 7. Residency, Lucknow 8. Kalinjar Fort, Banda 9. Ancient Buddhist Remains and site, Sravasti 10. Site, Stupa and Monastery of the Sakyas, Piparva, Siddharthnagar 11. Lal Khan Tomb, Rajghat, Varanasi 12. Ancient Buddhist Remains and site, Kushinagar 13. Ancient Buddhist Remains, Sarnath, Varanasi. ABOUT SWACHHTA ACTION PLAN Swachhta Action Plan (SAP) was formally launched on 1st April 2017 with the active participation of 72 Ministries and Departments. During 1st year of implementation (FY 2017-18), Ministries and Departments implemented multiple innovative ideas along with making fi nancial contribution of over 18000 crore rupees. Swachhta Action Plan is a milestone initiative in mainstreaming Swachhta elements across all sectors of the Government in an elaborate, accountable, and sustained manner to realize the Swachh Bharat of Prime Minister’s vision. A separate portal has been created to track and monitor the progress of the Ministries and Departments as per their commitment.The concept behind the SAP portal can be seen as adding a transparent, time-bound, dynamic and Inter-ministry dimension towards realizing a Swachh Bharat. Acting on Prime Minister’s this vision, the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation (DDWS), Ministry of Jal Shakti being the nodal Department coordinated with all Ministries/Departments to finalize and collate their Swachhta Action Plans (SAP).
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