Fed up of the filth and clutter around Red Fort? Things are likely to change, thanks to the ‘Clean India Campaign’. The World Heritage Site has become part of the initiative by the Ministry of Tourism to bring the site and the surroundings to an acceptable level of cleanliness and hygiene.
The campaign is aimed at undertaking both sensitization and action at the field level to bring our tourist destinations and their surroundings to a certain level of cleanliness.
This is part of the government’s strategy of the 12th five-year plan for improving the quality of services and environs in and around tourist destinations across India.
The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has agreed to a proposal by public sector company ONGC for adopting six monuments under the Clean India Campaign.
Apart from the Red Fort, other monuments are: Taj Mahal, Ellora Caves and Elephanta Caves, Golkonda Fort and Mahabalipuram, a statement from the Tourism Ministry said.