SRINAGAR Chairman of the Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) on the instructions of Governor Vohra, the Board is conducting an 8-day Sanitation cum Camp Cleaning Drive in two phases of all the Yatra Camps and along the Tracks.
The CEO of the Shrine Board informed the Governor the sanitation drive will be conducted in two phases.
He further informed that one NGO, namely Khalsa Aid has also volunteered to help in carrying out the sanitation drive during the 2nd phase and will depute their volunteers to the Holy Cave, Panjtarni and Sheshnag Camps for cleaning the camps, including the tracks from Holy Cave to Baltal and Sheshnag to Chandanwari. Governor was further informed that General Manager (Works), General Manager (Sanitation) and Deputy General Managers on the Baltal and Pahalgam axis, shall visit the various Yatra Camps and both the Tracks to closely monitor the Sanitarian cum Cleaning Drive.
He informed Governor that keeping in view its commitment to protect the environment in the Yatra area, Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board had continued to carry out sanitation/ cleaning works right from start of the Yatra. All plastic and other non-biodegradable wastes is being regularly collected from the Yatra Camps, from the tracks and all along the hill slopes, and brought down to Baltal and Nunwan where these are crushed in the shredding machines specially installed for the purpose. CEO further stated that directed by the Governor the Camp Directors Nunwan and Baltal are devoting special attention to ensure complete cleanliness all along the banks of Lidder and Sind rivers.
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