PM Modi’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan broom cleans the world’s highest battlefield

The Indian Army has taken Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Swach Bharat Abhiyan’ to the world’s highest battleground in Siachen.

Siachen is a place where everything is ferried from the hinterland. It is a logistical challenge to move all types of waste out of the glacier to prevent them from becoming environmental hazards.

Army continues to try and keep the environment safe and ensure hygiene, said the Defence Ministry.

“The prime motive of the drive is to maintain the ecological balance of Siachen glacier. Since the launch of the campaign in October 2014, Siachen troops have removed and sent back more than 63 tonnes of garbage to the base,” the Ministry added.

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A lot of garbage has been brought back through man-pack loads, porters, ponies and sometimes returning helicopters. These loads of garbage include packing material, barrels, and perishables.

The garbage is buried in deep trenches dug mechanically in areas which are not on the run of rivers and where landmass is not fragile.

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