Prefabricated insulated shelters for soldiers in forward areas
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Last Updated: Friday, April 08, 2011, 21:15
  
New Delhi: To improve living condition of soldiers posted in forward areas, Defence Ministry has launched a pilot project on pre-fabricated "insulated shelters" for the troops operating in extreme climatic conditions.

"The pilot project involves construction of insulated shelters at various posts on the borders. These pre-fabricated shelters would be integrated with different technologies to enhance capacity of men and would help in better performance of their duties," army officials said here today.

The project was initiated after a recent visit by Defence Minister A K Antony to forward areas and aims at providing a "climate-proof habitat" to soldiers in different locations, they added.

"Special emphasis has been laid in designing these shelters to ensure maximum exposure to sunlight and minimise heat loss. The structure would be light weight to ensure easy transportation," officials said.

The Ministry plans to set up bio-digesters, sewage treatment plants and composting toilets in extreme climate zones to ensure better facilities to the soldiers.

PTI


First Published: Friday, April 08, 2011, 21:15


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