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ONGC to conserve Taj Mahal under Clean India Campaign

‘To begin with, ONGC will invest Rs 20.75 crore for the conservation of the Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the world,’ the company said in a statement here. The Clean India Campaign is an initiative of the Ministry of Tourism in collaboration with the ASI and is aimed at restoration, preservation, beautification and general cleanliness in and around the famous monuments in India.

The objective is also to ensure increased tourist inflow to the country, improve the quality of services and provide a hygienic environment in and around the tourist destinations across the country. Tourism Minister Shripad Yesso Naik lauded ONGC for extending the entire financial support to ASI for comprehensive maintenance and conservation of Taj Mahal.

The MoU was signed by ONGC ED-Chief (CSR) Alok Mishra, Archaeological Survey of India Director-General Rakesh Tiwari and Additional DG (Tourism) R K Bhatnagar in the presence of Minister of State for Tourism (Independent Charge) Shripad Yesso Naik, ONGC Director (HR) Desh Deepak Misra and senior officials of ONGC, the Ministry of Tourism and ASI. The MoU reflects the Maharatna’s commitment to maintain and preserve the rich culture and heritage of India.
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