Clean up drive launched at Amarnath

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A massive sanitation drive has been launched enroute Amarnath shrine in South Kashmir after the yatra ended last week.
Several Hindu religious leaders and environmentalists have expressed grave concern over tones of wastes like plastic bottles wrappers and other non-biodegradable pollutants left behind by the pilgrims at base camps.

“A post-yatra sanitation drive has been launched in collaboration with the security forces and development authorities to clean up the camp sites and tracks,” Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) Chief Executive Officer, N K Choudhary told the Times of India.

Over 6.21 lakh pilgrims visited the holy cave during this year yatra.

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