Amarnath Yatra: Waste to Wonder initiative launched in Baltal to promote recycling

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In order to raise awareness about single-use plastic and recycling among pilgrims visiting the Amarnath cave shrine, authorities have launched a Waste to Wonder exhibition at Baltal, one of the two main camps for the yatra to the cave shrine in the south Kashmir Himalayas.

Baltal (Jammu and Kashmir): To raise awareness about single-use plastic and recycling among pilgrims visiting the Amarnath cave shrine, authorities have launched a Waste to Wonder exhibition in Baltal. Baltal is one of the two main camps for the yatra to the cave shrine in the south Kashmir Himalayas. The 52-day Amarnath pilgrimage, which began on June 29, will conclude on August 19. Lord Ganesha and Lord Hanuman are the mascots of the Waste to Wonder campaign. The exhibition showcases products made from recycled material.

An official said recycled paper bags and glass bottles, furniture made from reused material for packing food items, jute bags and items made from flowers offered at the temple were on display. He said Jammu and Kashmir Directorate of Rural Sanitation and Rural and Panchayati Raj Department were also running a comprehensive garbage disposal programme for a clean pilgrimage. To prevent the use of plastic bags, free cotton bags were distributed to pilgrims at a counter at the exhibition, the official said.

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