Visits Hazratbal shrine,urges for scientific planning for preservation of Dal Lake

SRINAGAR: Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu Thursday called for comprehensive and scientific planning for preservation of Dal Lake and directed the officers to take concrete steps for beautification and conservation of the lake.
The Lt Governor made these directions while inspecting various sites along the banks of Dal Lake. He was accompanied by Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Farooq Khan; Chief Secretary, BVR Subrahmanyam; Principal Secretary, Housing and Urban Development Department, Dheeraj Gupta; Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmed Khan; Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, DrShahid Iqbal Choudhary; Vice Chairman SDA, VikasKundal and Vice Chairman LAWDA, Tufail Matto and other senior officers.
The Lt Governor observed that notifying the Dal and other lakes and wetlands as eco-sensitive zones would provide more authority to the law enforcement agencies to act against violators and take steps for conservation of lake and catchment area. He stressed for greater community participation and ownership in lake conservation. He also called for safeguarding the landmass and area of other wetlands in the city.

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