Phase I SIP Key Learnings and Phase II SIP Action Planning
A two-day National Consultation of Swachh Iconic Places (SIP), an initiative of Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation under Swachh Bharat Mission, took place on 21st and 22nd November 2017 in New Delhi. Representatives from 20 Iconic Sites including central and State officials, representatives of iconic places and corporate and development partners including World Bank joined the consultations.
The Government of India, through its Swachh Bharat Mission has proposed a multi-stakeholder Initiative focusing on cleaning up 100 places across the country that are “Iconic” due to their heritage, religious and/or cultural significance. Ten “Iconic Places” were selected for initial implementation of the initiative. These 10 places contain some of the most historically, spiritually and culturally significant heritage of India. The implementation process of the Iconic Places initiative began with a two-days Action Planning Workshop in Delhi on July 8 – 9, 2016. The actions taken at these initially selected 10 iconic places were expected to provide practical insights and standards to be shared with and further adapted by other iconic places and cities across India for their sustained clean up.
Sanjay Saxena, managing director and founder at TSCPL, presented the key learnings and recommendations of Phase I Swachh Iconic Places. The Phase II Iconic sites formulated their Action Plans based on their site needs and on learning from phase I implementation in consultation with TSCPL experts.