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 Shah, director Finance, Housing and Urban Development Shaheen Mohammad Ashraf, secretary LAWDA, collector LAWDA, S E LAWDA, executive engineers and scientists.
While discussing action plan on the decisions of Scientific Advisory Committee, Naqash said that steps should be properly implemented to preserve the water body.
She said that artificial water bodies and retention ponds, which is an important component of the project, should be created and upgraded to entrap the nutrients in lake.
The Minister also said that the modern techniques should be employed for vegetation mapping in lake, besides employing the mechanical devices and manpower for cleaning of the lake.
Naqash said the plan for conservation of lake should be upgraded and augmented from time to time following the guidelines of Scientific Advisory Committee. She also said that biological solutions should be looked into to make these lakes flourishing again.