SRINAGAR: Department of Wildlife Protection J&K Government, Wetlands Division Kashmir in joint collaboration with stake holding departments, civil society groups, N.G.O’s, Educational institutions is observing “Save Hokersar-Save Srinagar” campaign under the banner “TAWAZUN” which commenced on May 07 snd shall culminate on May 21, 2022.
The aim is to launch a comprehensive cleanliness drive in and around Hokersar Wetland Conservation Reserve and to maintain the ecological characteristics of this world famous wetland( RAMSAR Site).
This is also a sequel to the on spot directions of Worthy Chief Secretary, Jammu & Kashmir during his recent visit to the Hokersar.
Accordingly, a cleanliness drive was today conducted in & around Hokersar Wetland Conservation Reserve in which Safai karamcharies of Municipal committees of Srinagar and Budgam Districts, Range Officer, lakes along with his field staff, Students of Govt. Degree College Magam, Boys Higher Secondary School Laweypora, Doon International School Srinagar , different N.G.O’s, volunteers, Panchayat members, Forest Protection Force personals of K-01/K-03 and representatives of different stake holding departments participated.
Today the event was flagged off by Ifshan Dewan, Wildlife Warden, Wetlands Division Kashmir.
During the drive solid waste of about 4 to 5 trucks of load was collected from Haji Bagh Iron Bridge to Soibugh of Budgam district and Laweypora of Srinagar District.
The Solid waste collected from different spots was accordingly disposed off properly, which involved mass efforts of 200 persons.
At the end of today’s event, Ifshan Dewan, Wildlife Warden, Wetlands Division Kashmir, appealed all the stakeholders especially students & youth to join hands with the department for the protection and perpetuation of the existing Wetlands in the valley especially “Hokersar Wetland Conservation Reserve”.