The Centre has launched a mobile app ‘Swachh Paryatan’ in order to facilitate general public to communicate their complaints about any unclean area/garbage piles in and around tourist destinations.
The app, which is available on Android Phones, will also be soon available on Apple and Microsoft as well, the Ministry of Tourism said in a statement on Monday.
It shall be monitored by the Project Monitoring Unit of Swachh Bharat Mission in Ministry of Tourism.
Initially, 25 Adarsh Smarak Monuments such as Red Fort, Taj Mahal, Elephanta Caves, Qutub Minar Complex, among others, have been identified for inclusion in the app, but it would be scaled up to include more monuments as the campaign expands, the statement said.
A citizen can upload a photograph of garbage at the monument via the app which then sends an SMS to the ASI Nodal Officer concerned with the monument upon receipt of which the Nodal Officer gets the garbage cleared/removed. The Nodal Officer thereafter sends confirmation about the redressal of the complaint through an SMS to the complainant.