HC directs ‘expert committee’ to suggest measures for saving Dal Lake

HC directs ‘expert committee’ to suggest measures for saving Dal Lake

Srinagar: The J&K High Court Thursday directed recently appointed high level ‘Committee of Experts’ to visit Dal Lake and present their report before court suggesting measures for saving the lake. The court will again hear the matter on 25 November. The court also appointed Mangu Singh, Managing Director of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation in place […]

Dal engulfed with Red Algal bloom, indicating high pollution

Dal engulfed with Red Algal bloom, indicating high pollution

Srinagar: The surface of the Dal Lake has been engulfed by red algal bloom, giving the lake a total reddish appearance. The red algal bloom is a major indication of pollution inside the water body, according to experts. Over the years, the quality of water in the lake has suffered due to rapid urbanization, agricultural […]

Hear Ye, Ibn e Adam: I am Dal Lake, your Mother and I am Dying!

Hear Ye, Ibn e Adam: I am Dal Lake, your Mother and I am Dying!

By Mushtaq Hurra The auditorium was jam-packed and all of a sudden, Dal Lake stood up from its seat asked for the permission to speak its heart out. The permission was granted and Dal lake exclaimed emotionally: “O Ibne-Adam ! Allah (SWT) had descended you as his deputy and his caliph. He (SWT) had made […]

HC appoints 3-member expert committee on Dal Lake conservation

HC appoints 3-member expert committee on Dal Lake conservation

Srinagar: The High Court on Tuesday appointed a three-member expert committee to file a comprehensive report on Dal Lake and suggest measures for its conservation. Hearing the 16-year-old PIL on conservation of Dal Lake, a division bench of Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Dhiraj Singh Thakur observed that crores of rupees have been spent […]

Rs 759 crore spent on Dal Lake in 16 years

Rs 759 crore spent on Dal Lake in 16 years

Srinagar: In the past 16 years, funds worth Rs 759 crore have been spent on conservation of Dal Lake and on infrastructural development for relocation of dwellers on the lake, Additional Advocate General BA Dar told the High Court on Tuesday. He said that of the Rs 400.96 crore allocated by the central government for […]

HC demands slew of reports on Dal Lake

HC demands slew of reports on Dal Lake

Srinagar: An irate High Court on Monday asked state officials what they had done in the 16 years since a public-interest litigation (PIL) was taken up by the court on the preservation of Dal Lake. The court directed officials to inform about the public funds spent by the central government and the state government on […]

Governor directs fixing timelines for conservation, restoration of water bodies

Governor directs fixing timelines for conservation, restoration of water bodies

SRINAGAR: Governor, Satya Pal Malik today called for initiating both short and long-term measures for the effective conservation and preservation of the J&K’s water bodies including the Dal Lake. Chairing a high-level meeting at Civil Secretariat here this morning, Governor ordered fixing timelines for various tasks to be accomplished urgently for effective conservation and restoration […]

Polluted Dal gets Eid topping with sheepskin and offal

Polluted Dal gets Eid topping with sheepskin and offal

Srinagar: Already endangered by untreated effluents and encroachments, the Dal Lake got an added share of pollutants last week, with people dumping sheepskin and offal into the lake and its backwaters on the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha. The sheepskins, that were considered valuable a few years back and had many takers, became a liability this year […]

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