As a part of fortnightly thematic campaigns under Swachh Bharat Mission, the Ministry of Urban Development in India has asked States and Union Territories to focus on ensuring sanitation and cleanliness in all the parks in urban areas.
Swachh Parks campaign will be taken up during June 1-15, 2016.
The Ministry also issued Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) to all States / UTs for ensuring sanitation and hygiene.
Based on these SOPs, urban local bodies have been asked to rate all parks in respective cities / towns based on infrastructure availability, maintenance of park premises and equipment and feedback from visitors.
Urban Local Bodies have also been asked to undertake periodic assessment of availability of equipment and cleanliness for correctional interventions.