PAMPORE: Revenue department Pampore conducted a Cleanliness drive around famous Chatlam Wetland in Pampore area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Friday evening.
Tehsil office Pampore organised a special cleanliness drive in the Wetland at Chatlam Lalpora village of Pampore.
The drive was led by Tehsildar Pampore Zubair Ahmad Bhat (KAS) along with Naib Tehsildar Pampore Javaid Ahmad, Tehsil official Mir Murwat Hussian, Ayaz Ahmad and other team of Tehsil office Pampore.
During the drive participants collected large amount of garbage around the Chatlam Wetland for proper disposal, officials told Kashmir Reader.
“The Chatlam Wetland is a famous water body in Pampore and is a hot-spot for migratory birds,” Tehsildar Pampore, Zubair Ahmad told Kashmir Reader, adding that the due to negligence of concerned authorities and local residents plastic and other waste has accumulated in the Wetland which can threat migratory birds.
He added that they carried out a token cleanliness drive with local residents for clearing the Wetland from the waste.
He urged for launching an awareness drive for saving this water body from getting polluted.
He told Kashmir Reader that the cleanliness drive was carried in view of the visit of the migratory birds and for tourists who spent time along the wetland.
Each year thousands of migratory birds from various European countries visit Chatlam Wetland Pampore during winters.
The birds include Mallards, Greylag Geese, Pochards, Common tails, Shovellers, Pintails and Gharwals, he said.
Bashir Ahmad Dar, Chairman of Social Welfare and Development Committee Lalpora Chatlam expressed gratitude to Tehsildar Pampore and his team.
” We are very thankful to Tehsildar Pampore Zubair Ahmad and his team for visiting the spot where he led a cleanliness drive and also created awareness among the residents on need to preserve the Wetland and keep it clean,” he told Kashmir Reader, adding that a lot of garbage was lifted from the wetland.
He urged authorities to develop a plan for preservation of the wetland.