New Delhi/June 6
Six Indian monuments/tourist spots, Taj Mahal at Agra, Ellora Caves in Maharashtra, Elephanta Caves in Maharashtra, Red Fort in Delhi, Golkonda Fort Hyderabad and Mahabalipuram in Tamil Nadu will be adopted under ONGC’s Clean India Campaign.
“The Archeological survey of India (ASI) on Thursday agreed to the proposal of ONGC for adopting six monuments under Campaign Clean India that was initiated by Indian Tourism minister, K Chiranjeevi,” said a spokesperson of the ministry.
The spokesperson said that to expedite this process, Tourism ministry has taken up the matter with ASI to work out details of various activities, cost estimates, identification of executive agencies and nomination of nodal officers for each monument without losing any time.
”ONGC will adopt these six monuments as part of their corporate social responsibilities under its Campaign Clean India movement that is being launched for maximum number of monuments/tourist destinations so that tourists inculcate the feelings and spirit of cleanliness and respect for such monuments,” said the spokesperson.
Campaign Clean India is aimed at undertaking both sensitization and action at field level on bringing our tourism destinations and their surroundings to an acceptable level of cleanliness and hygiene.
“The Campaign will ensure that these levels are sustained through ownership and involvement of private and public sector stakeholders,” added the spokesperson.
The campaign will be part of Government’s strategy of the 12th five year plan for improving the quality of services and environs in and around tourist destinations across India.
New Delhi/June 6