The Indian Army is working to promote environmental awareness and community participation through their initiative “Olive Green, Defending Environment”. In the Telangana and Andhra Sub Area (TASA), over 15,000 soldiers and their families are participating in activities such as waste management programs, tree planting, cycle rallies, plastic collection, and cleaning of lakes. The goal is to encourage everyone to become involved in environmental conservation and protecting the planet.
The Artillery Centre in Hyderabad mobilized over 2,000 troops to clear Hussain Sagar Lake of plastic waste, and units in Secunderabad have involved citizens in the campaign. The 1 EME Centre in Secunderabad organized a cycle rally to promote awareness, while over 1,000 troops and families of AOC Centre and HQ TASA pledged to adopt sustainable practices.
This collective effort shows the Indian Army’s commitment to safeguarding the environment and contributing to a greener future. A senior officer has affirmed this commitment.