Yatra & Management
Different wings of J&K administration are looking after the current Amarnath Yatra not only for their safety and security but also solid waste management at the base camps at Baltal and Nunwan.
Recently Divisional Commissioner Kashmir visited Baltal base camp Sonmarg and appreciated the efforts of different wings of his administration for their solid waste management during the yatra.
It was informed that Waste Generated along the Yatra Routes is of two types including Biomedical Waste and Municipal waste.
It was further informed that biomedical Waste is being lifted from the Health Facilities (MACs and EACs) on ponies to Base Hospitals where from it is lifted by vehicles to Common Bio Medical Waste Treatment Facility (CBWTF) Lassipora Pulwama.
While Biodegradable Waste is lifted and disposed off into Aerated Pits and Non-Biodegradable Waste is collected by Labourers (3 for every Km and 1 for every Langar), lifted on ponies and shifted to Solid-waste Treatment Plant (STPs) for final treatment at Sarbal Pahalgam and Sarbal Sonamarg.
It was informed that additional Facilities have been put in place like at Sonamarg 1 MT capacity per day magnetic disintegrator has been installed.
In Srinagar at Pantha Chowk Yatra Camp two compactor Vehicles deployed along with 10 hopper vehicles The waste collected is being taken to Achan Dumping site.