India is hoping to boost visitor numbers by cleaning up its most iconic sites.

India could become an even more attractive holiday destination with the implementation of a new hygiene initiative at some of the country’s top attractions.

The tourist ministry is aiming to provide clean and fresh environments at 98 destinations in India, including the world famous Taj Mahal, Dal Lake and the Red Fort.

It is hoped this will have a significant impact on tourist numbers, eventually doubling the visitor count from six million foreign tourists to 12 million.

Some of the features in the Clean India scheme include 24 hour waste disposal services, comprehensive site maintenance and new easier to understand signage.

“The initiative aims to create a collective persuasion, education, sensitization, training, demonstration, regulation and involvement of every individual,” said a senior tourism ministry official who will be involved with the project.

This comes after the same campaign also promised to clean up the country’s iconic railway system.

Written by Nicholas Scott

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