Nirmala Sitharaman : Army to clean tourist locations. High-altitude tourists locations in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and the Northeastern states will soon be cleaned by Indian Army, said Defense minster Nirmala Sitharaman.She said this during a programme in Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh, on Saturday. She rewarded officers and civilians of eight cantonments (Kasauli, Dagshai, Subathu, Jutogh, Dalhousie, Jalandhar, Amritsar and Ferozepur) under the Western Command for their efforts in maintaining cleanliness.Minister appreciated the role of children in Swachh Bahart Mission.Speaking on the welfare of the Defense Personnel, Sitharaman said, “They paid a lot for the country. They are serving their country and also participating in the Swacahh Bharat Mission. We salute their work.”Director general of defense estates, Jojneswar Sharma; Principal Director of Defense estates, SC Kaushaik, and Lt Gen Surinder Singh, general officer commanding in chief, Western Command, among others were present. The Defense minister also announced Rs 15 crore for the construction of a multi-story parking space near Kasauli bus stand.
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