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'Mountains of waste' at Char Dham as pilgrim footfall sees steep rise

Times of India | 20/05/2022 09:03 AM | Click to read full article

The resumption of the Char Dham yatra this year in Uttarakhand after a two-year Covid "break" has resulted in a huge footfall of pilgrims from across the country. And they are leaving behind "a mountain of waste" for the locals to cope with.

The solid waste generation at just Kedarnath, one of the four dhams, has increased from 5,000 kg to 10,000 kg per day, as per officials.

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