Expert Committee on Dal meets Governor

Expert Committee on Dal meets Governor

SRINAGAR: The three-member Expert Committee on Dal comprising of Dr. Nivedita P. Haran, IAS (Retired), former Additional Chief Secretary, Home Department, Govt. of Kerala; Mangu Singh, MD Delhi Metro Rail Corp. and M. C. Mehta, renowned environmentalist from J&K met Governor Satya Pal Malik at Raj Bhavan Monday. The Committee, apprised the Governor about the […]

Installing biodigesters in houseboats: LAWDA holds pre bid meet with suppliers

Installing biodigesters in houseboats: LAWDA holds pre bid meet with suppliers

SRINAGAR: On the directions of the High Court, the Lakes & Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA) has initiated the process of installation of biodigesters in houseboats in the Dal lake. Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Dr Syed Abid Rasheed Shah, who is also the Vice Chairman of LAWDA, Saturday convened a pre-bidding meeting with manufacturers and suppliers from […]

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 […]

LWDA tenders for de-weeding machines getting no response

LWDA tenders for de-weeding machines getting no response

Srinagar: Srinagar: The Lakes and Waterways Development Authority is intending to acquire more de-weeding machines for Dal Lake, as officials say, the four machines available right now are not enough. However, the officials said, it is not receiving any response to the tenders issued for the purpose. The authority uses four de-weeding machines, and scores […]

Study claims bacteria found in Dal Lake can eliminate pesticide

Study claims bacteria found in Dal Lake can eliminate pesticide

SRINAGAR: A team of researchers from SKUAST K and few other universities have found two types of bacteria mainly in the Dal Lake, which they said can help eliminate a certain pesticide from the environment. The research team included Imtiyaz Murtaza, Bushra, Sageera Showkat, Omi Laila, Sumra Majid and Neyiaz A. Dar from the Sher-e-Kashmir […]