Indian battalion wins UNIFIL surroundings award

United Nations, July 10

An Indian battalion stationed with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) has received an surroundings award for a venture that goals to lower waste era, reuse plastic, construct inexperienced homes and compost pits.

UNIFIL’s Indian Battalion (INDBATT) was adjudged first for a venture that seeks to “increase awareness and decrease waste generation by planting seedlings in their positions and areas of responsibility, preventing littering, reusing plastic bottles, building green houses and building compost pits,” a press launch from UNIFIL stated.

UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Stefano Del Col gave the annual environmental awards to seven Missions entities for initiating and implementing modern initiatives to protect surroundings.

The Mission’s Sector West Headquarters and Irish-Polish Battalion (IRISHPOLBATT) received the award for second place. The Sector West Infrastructure Management Centre (IMC) venture geared toward turning meals waste into compost and donating to the host communities.

The IMC mechanical natural composting machine has the capability to provide 20 tons of compost on daily basis, the discharge stated.

The IRISHPOLBATT venture supported host communities by decreasing environmental hazards inside their space of duty.

Other UNIFIL models that obtained awards and recognitions included French-led Force Commander’s Reserve, Indonesian Battalion, Republic of Korea Battalion and Italian Battalion.

UNIFIL launched the “Annual Environment Awards” in December final 12 months to recognise environmental achievements inside the Mission’s space of operations.

The awards commend people, UN positions, contingents, sections and models which have demonstrated management, innovation or distinctive actions in defending the surroundings. PTI

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