21-09-2017 02:00 PM | Preeti Kulkarni | My Indian Dream
The Army Jawans have successfully cleared the Siachen Glacier of 63 tonnes of garbage.
According to the statement made by the Indian Army officials, the soldiers posted on the highest battlefield in the world, Siachen, have sent back over 63 tonnes of garbage to be disposed in a proper manner since 2014. The garbage has since been buried safely in a manner that it does not intercept any groundwater or river.
The statement said, “Siachen, the highest battlefield in the world, is a place where everything is ferried from the hinterland. It is a logistic challenge to move all types of waste out of the glacier so that these do not become an environmental hazard, the army continues to take steps to ensure hygiene at the highest battlefield. The soldiers would work in coordination with civil administration and locals to address garbage collection, plastic disposal, clearing drains and setting an example to achieve the goals of the campaign.”
The move has garnered a lot of positive response from the locals as well as the government, as this promotes the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in the best possible way. The Indian Army plans on keeping up with the cleanliness efforts at Siachen in the coming future.