On the Dal

On the Dal

The J&K High Court has issued instructions to look into a proposal of converting weed waste from Dal Lake into commercial utility. The direction was passed after a report by the Committee of Experts (CoEs) listed the proposal to convert weed waste from Dal Lake into “wealth”. The report referred to a proposal from NIPER, […]

HC directs govt to explore ‘waste to wealth’ proposal on Dal weeds

HC directs govt to explore ‘waste to wealth’ proposal on Dal weeds

Srinagar: The J&K High Court has directed Chief Secretary to look into a proposal of converting weed waste from Dal Lake into a commercial utility. The direction was passed after a report by the Committee of Experts (CoEs) listed the proposal to convert weed waste from Dal Lake into “wealth”. The report referred to a […]

HC calls for ban on use of chemical fertilisers, pesticides in Dal Lake

HC calls for ban on use of chemical fertilisers, pesticides in Dal Lake

Srinagar: The J&K High Court on Thursday called for a blanket ban on the use of chemical fertilisers and pesticides in Dal Lake. The direction was passed in view of a fresh report submitted by the Committee of Experts (CoE) suggesting that usage of chemical fertilisers and pesticides in farming had badly deteriorated the health […]

Mercury drops further in Valley, Kargil coldest at minus 16.20 C

Mercury drops further in Valley, Kargil coldest at minus 16.20 C

Srinagar: Cold wave conditions intensified in Jammu and Kashmir with several parts of the state shivering at sub-zero temperatures and Kargil emerging as the state’s coldest place at a low of minus 16.2 degrees Celsius, MeT department said Friday. The mercury dropped further in Srinagar and other parts of the Kashmir Valley and Ladakh region, […]

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 […]

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