Army ‘cleanses’ Siachen glacier

Multi dimensional role played by the Indian Army needs no introduction and everyone knows their splendid role whether in peace, natural calamities or in defence of the country and the like. Very few must be knowing about their contribution towards maintaining, protecting and strengthening eco system wherever they are posted. A shimmering and sparkling but daring drive to remove as much as 130 tonnes of solid waste from the world’s most dangerous battle field – Siachen glacier, by the Army nothing short of a feat, has been reported.
The waste removed so far includes both bio-degradable and non bio-degradable which is a total of over 130 tonnes. It may be noted that sizeable number of our Army personnel are positioned in the Siachen where temperatures go dipping down to below 60 degrees Celsius and nearly 236 tonnes of waste is generated. Such a commendable drive to preserve environment has been successfully going on for the last one and a half year. Not only this, the Army has taken upon itself the job of launching a mega-drive to create awareness among the residents of Leh and adjoining areas to protect the environment, a highly commendable job indeed.