Houseboat owners demand fire brigade, rescue teams in Dal, Nigeen lakes

Houseboat owners demand fire brigade, rescue teams in Dal, Nigeen lakes

SRINAGAR: In the view of the recent houseboat fire episode, Kashmir Houseboat Owners Association (KHBOA) has demanded immediate fire brigade and rescue teams in Dal and Nigeen lakes. Addressing a press conference here in press club, Chairman KHBOA Hamid Wangoo said the recent fire incident completely damaged two houseboats in Nigeen Lake resulting in loss […]

‘Rehabilitation of Dal dwellers an unending process’

‘Rehabilitation of Dal dwellers an unending process’

Srinagar: It has been decades since Ghulam Rasool, living in interiors of Dal Lake has been have been hearing of the “relocation plans of the government” for Dal dwellers. “My father often talked about these plans. Father died at the age of 75 and I have also spent more than forty-five years of my life […]

Div Com discusses rehabilitation issues of Dal dwellers

Div Com discusses rehabilitation issues of Dal dwellers

SRINAGAR: The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmed Khan Wednesday discussed various issues regarding rehabilitation of Dal dwellers. The meeting was attended by Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar, Deputy Commissioner Budgam, VC LAWDA and SDA, Additional Commissioner Kashmir, and other concerned officers from various concerned departments. The Div Com listened to various suggestions put forward by Deputy Commissioners […]

Dying Dal

Dying Dal

The time when the Dal Lake and its environs will be barren might not be far off. This unfortunate scenario might come to pass if we not take immediate corrective and remedial action on an urgent basis. The aim here is not to alarm or shock but to put matters into perspective, a real one. […]

Surveyor General of India to demarcate Dal Lake boundaries

Surveyor General of India to demarcate Dal Lake boundaries

Srinagar: The J&K High Court on Thursday directed the Surveyor General of India to undertake a survey of the Dal Lake in Srinagar and place a report within four weeks. The court directed the Surveyor General, who is based at the Survey of India’s head office in Dehradun, to examine all available maps and draw […]

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 […]

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