NDIA TOURISM LAUNCHES SWACHH PARYATAN MOBILE APPLICATION FOR TOURISTS IN INDIA
The architectural heritage of India is luckier to get a mobile watchman. The Ministry of India Tourism has launched a mobile app “Swachh Paryatan” (Clean Tourism) for Android devices. This initiative is part of the “Swachh Bharat” (clean India) campaign. Currently available for Android devices, the “Swachh Paryatan” app will be available for iPhones and Microsoft Windows devices.
If travelers happen to find dirty spots or garbage at tourist places across India, they can click and send pictures to the tourism authorities, using the “Swachh Paryatan” app. Based on the inputs from travelers, immediate action will be taken as per the report from the Ministry of India Tourism.
As of now, 25 heritage monuments of India, including the Taj Mahal, the Fatehpur Sikri in Agra, the Humayun’s Tomb, the Qutab Minar and the Red Fort in Delhi are within the purview of the application. The rest of the historically important tourist places across India will gradually be added to the list.
At the official launch of the app, Union Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma said that the government has appointed nodal officers to conduct immediate drives to clear the dirty spots reported by travelers. The place will be cleaned and the beauty of the place will be restored in one or two hours. If any of the nodal officers fails to take immediate action, he will be answerable to the authority for that.
Tourists can use the “Swachh Paryatan” app to not only send pictures of dirty spots but also share their suggestions regarding cleanliness of tourist destinations across India. Once the action is taken based on inputs from a traveler, the confirmation of the work done will be sent to the traveler though an SMS.
The list of 25 heritage monuments of India covered under the Swachh Paryatan app:
Let Palace, Leh, Jammu and Kashmir
Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi
Qutub Minar Complex, New Delhi
Red Fort, Delhi
Hazardwari Palace, Murshidabad, West Bengal
Shore Temple, Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu
Elephanta Caves, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Taj Mahal, Agra, Uttar Pradesh
Kumbhalgarh Fort, Rajasthan
Rani Ki Vav, Gujarat
Fatehpur Sikri, Agra, Uttar Pradesh
Daulatabad Fort, Maharashtra
Jageshwar Temple, Uttarakhand
Sravasti and Sarnath in Uttar Pradesh
Khajuraho Temple Complex, Madhya Pradesh
Jahaz Mahal Parisar, Mandu, Madhya Pradesh
Martland Temple, Kashmir
Group of Temples, Pattadakal, Kerala
Brihadeshwar Temple, Tamil Nadu
Vaishali Kolhua, Bihar
Rang Gha, Sibsagar, Assam
Konark Temple, Odisha
Masrur Rockcut Temple, Himachal Pradesh