Siachen Swachhta Abhiyan-Indian Army clears 130 tonnes of garbage from Siachen Glacier

Siachen Swachhta Abhiyan
Siachen Swachhta Abhiyan

The whole world is fighting against climate changes by implementing some policies but the Indian Army contributes to this fight by clearing about 140 tonnes of garbage from the Siachen glacier

The Indian Army has cleared more than 140 tonnes of garbage from the Siachen glacier in the last 18 months under the Siachen Swachhta Abhiyan.

Siachen Swachhta Abhiyan

Indian Army started the Siachen Swachhta Abhiyan on January 2018 due to the huge amount of garbage that was getting accumulated in Siachen, the world’s highest battlefield, due to the deployment of Indian Army soldiers.

The garbage usually involves plastic, polythene bags in which the food for the deployed personnel comes and many more, more than 200 tonnes of garbage is produced every year which was a very big concern for the Indian Army to keep the glacier clean.

Siachen Glacier
Siachen Glacier- World’s highest battlefield

The Indian army has now found a solution to this problem. It has now prepared a standard operating procedure for all its troops deployed in Siachen as per which, whenever the troops come back to the base camp during a shift of duty or for any other reasons, they have to bring along whatever amount of garbage they can carry with them.

Under the ‘Siachen Swachhta Abhiyan’, Indian Army has managed to clean about 140 tonnes of garbage from the Siachen Glacier since January 2018. Out of the 140 tonnes brought down, 47.14 tonnes is non-biodegradable waste while 40 tonnes include plastic and glass waste. It also includes metallic waste such as shells of ammunition is around 42.45 tonnes.

Now to look after the waste collected from the Siachen Glacier, the Indian Army has put up a paper bailer machine which converts the paper cartons and other such things which are reusable.

For disposing off the non-metallic waste, the Army has put three incinerators at three different places. The Army is also looking for industrial crushers which can help in disposing of the metallic waste of the ammunition shells.

The Indian Army is well planned and is executing it very well to keep the Siachen Glacier clean and we should also follow the Army’s way of keeping of country clean and neat. Never forget the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. Feel free to comment down your thoughts or doubts and we will try to reply to you as soon as possible.


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