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Indian battalion wins UNIFIL Environment Award in Lebanon

The Indian army has made India proud overseas today. UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Stefano Del Col handed out the UNIFIL environmental awards in Lebanon. UNIFIL’s Indian Battalion (INDBATT) was adjudged first for a project seeking to increase awareness and decrease waste generation by planting seedlings in their positions and areas of responsibility, preventing littering, reusing plastic bottles, building greenhouses and compost pits.
UNIFIL (United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon) had launched “Annual Environment Awards” on 4 December 2019 in recognition of environmental achievements within the Mission’s area of operations. The awards commend individuals, UN positions, branches, contingents, sections, units that have demonstrated leadership, innovation or exceptional activities in protecting or enhancing the state of the environment.
The Mission’s Sector West Headquarters and Irish-Polish Battalion (IRISHPOLBATT) shared the second place. The Sector West Infrastructure Management Centre (IMC) project aimed at turning food waste into compost and donating to the host communities. The IMC mechanical organic composting machine has the capacity to produce 20 tonnes of compost every day. IRISHPOLBATT project supported host communities by reducing environmental hazards within their area of responsibility.
Other UNIFIL units receiving awards and recognitions were French-led Force Commander’s Reserve, Indonesian Battalion, Republic of Korea Battalion and Italian Battalion.
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