goNews: Indian Tourism Ministry Launches Mobile App to Keep Tourist Spots Clean

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The Union Ministry of Tourism has launched a new mobile application called the ‘Swachh Paryatan’, to help travellers click pictures of dirty tourist spots and inform authorities about the same. The mobile app has been launched as a part of the ‘Clean India Mission’. It has been made available for around 25 heritage monuments across the country, namely, Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri, Humayun’s Tomb, Qutab Minar, and Red Fort amongst others. The ministry also has plans to include other tourist destinations in the application soon.

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Lodhi Gardens, Delhi | Photo Credit: Debatree Saha

Tourism minister Maneesh Sharma has stated that with the help of the application people can now click images of dirty and untidy tourist destinations and inform respective authorities for immediate action. At the same time, they can also send their valuable suggestions to restore the condition of tourist landmarks across the country. According to the minister, the cleanliness of the noted destinations will be restored within a span of 1-2 hours.

Initially, the application will be available only on android phones. However, with time it will become accessible to Windows and iOS phones also. The application shall be monitored from time to time by the project monitoring unit of Swachh Bharat Mission. Introduction of such a mobile app came after it has been found that heritage sites like forts, palaces, monuments etc. are gradually shattering down under the blanket of untidiness and unclean environment. With such an initiative, Indian heritage sites are expected to get back their glorious looks of yesteryear.

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