The list of these 100 places is under discussion and will be finalized soon, said a Drinking Water and Sanitation Ministry statement.
The initiative has been undertaken under the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and will be coordinated by the ministry of drinking water and sanitation. It will be done in association with the ministry of urban development, ministry of culture, ministry of tourism and the concerned state governments.
Under Phase 1 of this initiative, the iconic places which have been selected for an intensive clean up are Vaishno Devi (Jammu and Kashmir), Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (Maharashtra), Taj Mahal (Uttar Pradesh), Tirupati Temple (Andhra Pradesh), Golden Temple (Punjab), Manikarnika Ghat (Varanasi), Ajmer Sharif Dargah (Rajasthan), Meenakshi Temple (Tamil Nadu), Kamakhya Temple (Assam),
Jagannath Puri (Odisha).
"The aim of this initiative is to make these 100 places model 'Swachh Tourist Destinations', that will enhance the experience for visitors from India and abroad," said the ministry statement.