Uttarakhand’s holy city Gangotri has been propelled as a Swachh Iconic Place (SIP) by the Centre, Union Drinking Water and Sanitation minister Uma Bharati. District magistrate Uttarkashi, Dr. Ashish Kumar Chauhan stated, “The focal point of the task will be to enhance the essential foundation, for example, sanitation, squander gathering, sunlight based lights, giving consumable water, among others. Other than these, we will likewise do beautification of the place.”
The Swachh Iconic Place (SIP) is a drive under the Swachh Bharat Mission and intends to enhance the sanitation and tidiness of 100 most notorious places in the nation. No traveler area in Uttarakhand could make it to the rundown of 10 visitor goals that were chosen for the principal period of SIP. In any case, in November 2017, amid the second period of SIP, the sacred towns of Gangotri and Yamunotri were made a piece of the undertaking.
Under the SIP, locales that have been chosen will be mutually created by the Union service of drinking water and sanitation, in a joint effort with Union services of lodging and urban issues, tourism, culture, state governments, and open and private area organizations (under their corporate social obligation (CSR) ventures).
For Gangotri, the Oil and Natural Gas Limited (ONGC) has been chosen as the CSR accomplice and the locale organization has arranged a point by point venture report for this. Inquired as to whether any new development ventures will come up under SIP, Chauhan said that no new development will happen since the town falls under the eco-touchy zone.