Dept of Tourism undertakes Swachh Bharat Abhiyan initiatives


Panjim, 19 September: The Department of Tourism, Govt. of Goa is observing  a fortnight  long  Swachhta Pakhwada and ‘Swachhta Hi Seva’ an initiative  under  the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, sanitation and cleanliness drives are being undertaken  at key tourism  locations  in the State.

The  initiative  commenced on  Saturday, 16th September  on D.B. Marg, Panjim,  where  staff of the Department of Tourism  cleaned out  solid waste along a  3 km stretch  from Kala Academy to Old GMC.

Similar sanitation and cleanliness drives  are scheduled near the vicinity of Chapora Fort on 20th September,  vicinity of Kesarwal Springs on 22nd September,  vicinity  of Old Goa churches on  26th September, vicinity  of  Miramar beach  on 27th September (World Tourism Day) and  vicinity of Mangueshi temple at Priol and parking area at Mangueshi temple on 29th September. All the drives will be held between 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm.

The Director, Department of Tourism, Govt. of Goa said, “Goa Tourism is observing the Swachhta Pakhwada and ‘Swachhta Hi Seva’ under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan initiative  which  will clean up key tourism  locations  which gets a high density of  tourist footfall.  It is the endeavour of the department to see that the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is carried out at tourism locations which will give a boost to tourism in the State.”








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