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Swach Bharat Abhiyan! Indian Army carries out cleanliness drive at Siachen, world’s highest battlefield; see pictures

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Wed September 20 2017, 4:47 pm
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    Indian Army said that since 2014, the year "Swachh Bharat Mission" was launched, troops posted in the Siachen glacier have sent back to the base more than 63 tonne garbage. According to an army statement, these loads of garbage included packing material, barrels and perishables. On arrival to disposal areas, the trash was buried in deep trenches dug mechanically in areas which are not on run of rivers and where landmass is not fragile. Siachen, at an altitude of 9500-21000ft, the highest battlefield in the world, is a place where everything is ferried from the hinterland. It becomes a challenging work to move all types of waste out of the glacier. The removal of garbage is necessary so that these do not become environmental hazard.

    Take a look at how the Army men carried out Swach Bharat Abhiyan at Siachen:

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    A huge amount of garbage has been brought back through man-pack loads, porters, ponies and sometimes returning helicopter ferries. (Image: Northern Command, Indian Army/Twitter)

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    Working in close coordination with civil administration, students and locals, the troops of Ibex Brigade launched another drive in the border areas of Garhwal region under the recently conceived "Swacchata Hi Sewa" campaign. It will serve as a major awareness programme in the area. (Image: Northern Command, Indian Army/Twitter)

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    The areas to be covered under the campaign range from the icy peaks of Mt. Kamet, border villages such as Niti, Malari and Manaand, and places of pilgrimage like Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. (Image: Northern Command, Indian Army/Twitter)

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    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 statement added. (Image: Northern Command, Indian Army/Twitter)

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