The deployment of Indian Army soldiers causes garbage to accumulate in the world’s highest battlefield.
The Indian Army has now also prepared a standard operating procedure for its troops deployed in the glacier, according to which, while coming to the base camp, they have to bring whatever little garbage they can carry in difficult conditions.
Of the 130.14 tonnes brought down, 48.14 tonnes are non-biodegradable while 40 tonnes contain plastic and glass waste. The metal content, including ammunition, is about 41.45 tonnes.
To take care of the garbage collected from the glacier, the army has installed a paper bearer machine, which converts paper cartons and other reusable things.
For disposal of non-metallic waste, the army has placed three incinerators at three different locations. The army is also looking for industrial crushers, which can help in the disposal of metal waste.
Source: ANI News