Basic requirement for holding a huge yatra is the prompt and responsive administration so that they not only manage the yatra but also manage the waste which is likely to pile up at the base camps of the yatra route from Sonmarg and Pahalgam.
J&K administration has taken a lot of measures to manage the waste at the base camps and at the Baltal base camp 200 colour coded twin bins (Blue & green) have also been installed. In addition, 15 suction vehicles have been deployed to clear the sludge besides 7 water-tanker vehicles have been made available for the camp.
3 Shedder Machines have been installed which decreases the volume of solid waste before its final disposal. One such machine is being utilized at Panjtarni, Baltal and Nunwan.
It was further informed that two Bio-compost Machines (one at Baltal & other at Nunwan) have been made available for supplementing the Waste Management Activities.
The Rural Sanitation Department has provided 1073 Sanitation workers on Baltal Side and 956 Sanitation workers on Pahalgam side.
In addition Pahalgam Development Authority has contributed 105 Sanitation workers and Sonmarg Development Authority has provided 140 Sanitation workers.
3950 Toilets have been installed and made available for Yatris within the five districts.