SRINAGAR: Continuing with its efforts to restore the grandeur and pristine glory of the Dal Lake, Lakes & Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA) today launched a massive de-weeding drive to remove weeds and lily patches in the lake.
Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan flagged off the massive drive from Oberoi Ghat at Dal Lake. Vice Chairman LAWDA, Engineers of LAWDA and other concerned were present on the occasion.
Highlighting the significance of de-weeding of Dal Lake, the Divisional Commissioner said the process will help in restoring the pristine glory of the lake which is the top priority of the Government.
He further said Dal Lake is our heritage and preserving its glory is our duty. He called for coordinated efforts by all the stake holders in this regard which he said would intern help in promoting tourism industry of the Valley.
On the occasion, VC JKLAWDA said that for the de-weeding process as many as 200 labourers, 100 boats and mechanical machines have been put in work so far, and more workforce would be added to expedite the process.