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Vaishno Devi Dham will be awarded 'Best Clean Prestigious Site' of the country

Vaishno Devi Dham will be awarded 'Best Clean Prestigious Site' of the country

Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Dham, located in Katra, Jammu and Kashmir, has been selected as the ‘Sarvshreshtha Swach Pratishthit Sthal’ of the country. Mata Vaishno Devi Dham got the first place in the list released on Tuesday by the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Jal Shakti Mantralay. Dham has got first place in this list due to better cleanliness.


  • According to the information, a lot of work has been done for the cleanliness of the dham in the last few years.
  • Water kiosks, reverse vending machines, cow dung management centers have been built at various places.
  • In addition, 1300 employees have been engaged to solve the problem of waste. Improved management is designed to collect, carry and execute waste.
  • Vaishno Devi Dham competed against CST in Maharashtra, Taj Mahal in Uttar Pradesh, Tirupati Temple in Andhra Pradesh, Golden Temple in Punjab, Manikarnika Ghat in Varanasi and Ajmer Sharif Dargah in Rajasthan to get first place in this list.
  • On this achievement, Chairman of Shrine Board and Governor Satyapal Malik congratulated the CEO and other employees of Dham.
  • Spokesperson of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB) said that along with many initiatives like setting up water kiosks, disposal of waste, 1300 sanitation workers together have enabled this shrine to achieve top rank.
  • He said that Governor Satyapal Malik, who is also the chairman of the Shrine Board, congratulated the board on this achievement.


In the year 2017 also Vaishno Devi Dham got the second place in this list of the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation.

After that, the Golden Temple of Punjab was at the first place in this list.

On September 6 this year, the President of the country will honor Vaishno Devi Dham by awarding him for this achievement.

Q.1 Which place of India is awarded "Best Clean Prestigious Site' award?
A. Taj Mahal
B. Mata Vaishno Devi Dham
C. Tirupati Mandir
D. Manikarnika Ghat
Ans: Mata Vaishno Devi Dham

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