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SOURCE: Tribune News Service

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has approached the Haryana Government seeking prompt measures to address the garbage disposal method around the Ambala station.

Garbage disposal is attracting birds around the Ambala airbase, which is home to the Rafale fighter jets. The Ministry of Defence told the Lok Sabha on Monday that Ambala requires commissioning of the ‘Under the roof’ (fully covered) scientific solid waste management plant at a distance of more than 10 km from the airbase.

Recently, the matter was taken up with the Haryana Chief Secretary. The matter had also been discussed at the Aerodrome Environment Management Committee (AEMC) meetings for providing safe flying environment. Earlier, the Urban Local Bodies Director had written to the Ambala district administration to reduce the presence of garbage around the air base.