Join hands to keep Dal lake clean: Dy CM

Join hands to keep Dal lake clean: Dy CM

SRINAGAR: Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh Wednesday toured Dal Lake to get firsthand experience of the cleaning operations of the Lake undertaken by LAWDA. He was accompanied by Minister of State for Housing &Urban Development, Asiea Naqash and MLC Surinder Ambardar. VC LAWDA, Dr Hafiz Shah, VC SDA, Commissioner SMC, and other concerned officers […]

House Committee on environment visits Dal Lake

House Committee on environment visits Dal Lake

SRINAGAR: A Legislative Assembly Committee on the environment Saturday visited Dal Lake and its catchment area to get firsthand observation of the issues concerning it. The team was led by the Committee Chairman Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami and included legislators Mohammad Yousuf Bhat, Bashir Ahmed Dar, Usman Abdul Majid, Ishfaq Ahmed Sheikh, Shamima Firdous. V-C LAWDA […]

Bicycle sharing service to start around Dal Lake, says minister

Bicycle sharing service to start around Dal Lake, says minister

SRINAGAR: Minister of state for housing and urban development, Asiea Naqash on Monday said that the government is mulling to start bicycle sharing service around the Dal Lake and its adjacent areas for tourists. Reviewing the functioning of LAWDA, the minister said that while enjoying the bicycle ride around the Dal Lake, tourists will also […]

For restoration of Dal, relocation of dwellers, houseboats necessary: LAWDA

For restoration of Dal, relocation of dwellers, houseboats necessary: LAWDA

SRINAGAR: J&K’s Lakes and Waterways Development Authority has said that relocation of inhabitants and houseboats is necessary for the cleaning and restoration of the lake. Nearly 38,000 people reside within the lake and the houseboats can accommodate a further 10,000, according to a report prepared by the IIT Roorkee institute. Dr Abdul Hafiz, Vice Chairman […]

Asiea for scientific approach in conservation

Asiea for scientific approach in conservation

SRINAGAR: Minister of state for Housing & Urban Development, Asiea Naqash, on Friday stressed on adopting scientific approach in conservation of Dal and Nageen lakes. The minister discussed ways of adopting scientific methods in a meeting here, a statement issued by information department said in Srinagar. The meeting was attended by vice-chairman LAWDA, A H […]

HC sore over non-compliance of orders by the government

HC sore over non-compliance of orders by the government

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Monday came down heavily on the state government for not complying court orders and directed the state to submit report on measures taken to save river Jhelum and other water bodies, within ten days. On previous hearing, court had directed the authorities to do immediate demarcation of […]

Voice of the ‘Dead’ Lake

Voice of the ‘Dead’ Lake

By Mir Umar It was evening time when the Sun City (Srinagar) was resplendent with the beauty of charming moments. The sun had set down behind the mountains and the rays of it were getting reflected on the shimmering waters of Dal Lake. On the banks of Dal Lake, an austere breeze was blowing, adding […]

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