The searing heat in North India pushed people to the hills. Manali in Himachal Pradesh remains one of the top tourist destinations and during peak season, tourists influx there rises exponentially. Tourists having a good time is not what worries the authorities but it is the waste left by them. Manali usually generates around 30-40 tonnes of waste every day during peak tourist season and with 10 lakh tourists flocking the tourist spot in May and June, over 2,000 tonnes of garbage was left behind, a report in the Times of India said.
The garbage collected from Rohtang Pass and Solang till Manali town and surrounding hotels is collected and disposed at garbage treatment facility outside the town at Rangari.