Published on: February 8, 2023
‘Swachha Mandira Abhiyan’
Why in news? The Hindu Religious & Charitable Endowments Department of the State government will launch a ‘Swachha Mandira Abhiyan’ to ensure cleanliness at 12 major pilgrim centers of Karnataka
- In the first phase, the programme will be launched at the ancient Nimishamba Temple at Srirangapatna in Mandya.
- The objective of the programme was to ensure there was a clean environment at places of worship on the lines of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan to bring a change in social consciousness and behaviour.
- The department would set up waste management plants at 12 temples that received a large number of pilgrims and devotees.
- Under the scheme, the plants would treat waste ranging from 3,500 kg to 12,000 kg per day and ensure clean surroundings at places of worship.
- The temples covered under Swachha Mandira Abhiyan are:
- Sri Nimishamba Temple at Srirangapatna
- Sri Banashankari temple at Bengaluru
- Sri Ghati Subramanya temple in Bengaluru Rural
- Sri Revanasiddeshwara temple at Ramanagaram
- Sri Kabbalamma temple in Kanakapura taluk
- Sri Kengal Anjaneya Swamy temple in Ramanagram district
- Sri Ranganatha Swamy temple at Mandya
- Sri Chennakeshava temple at Belur
- Sri Durgaparameshwari temple at Mandarthi in Udupi
- Sri Guru Thipperudraswamy temple at Nayakanahalli in Chitradurga district
- Sri Lakshminarasimha Temple in Devarayanadurga in Tumakuru district
- Sri Rajarajeshwari temple at Polali in Dakshina Kannada district.