India woos the tourists

India wants to clean up its image as a country overflowing with rubbish and also to draw more tourists.

Its latest “Clean India” campaign aims to achieve both at the same time.

About 36 of the country’s famous monuments and tourism sites, such as the Taj Mahal, have been identified under the programme, which involves keeping the sites clean, landscaping, and providing drinking-water facilities and garbage bins.

“It is high time we turn our attention to cleaning up our cities, particularly places we showcase to tourists,” said Tourism Minister K. Chiranjeevi as he kicked off the campaign at one of the country’s most famous tourism attractions, the Taj Mahal, last week

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