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 […]

Remove illegal constructions, lilies from Dal Lake: HC

Remove illegal constructions, lilies from Dal Lake: HC

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Tuesday directed the Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA) and other departments concerned to remove fresh illegal structures constructed in and around the Dal Lake. The court sought a status report on these directions on the next date of hearing. The court also directed the Superintendent of […]

To counter Dal fish depletion, fisheries stock lake with carp

To counter Dal fish depletion, fisheries stock lake with carp

SRINAGAR:To replenish the Dal Lake’s fish stocks, which are depleting due to the lake’s increased pollution levels and prevalent, illegal fish-catching methods, the department of fisheries has carried out stocking its waters with common carp. More than five lakh carp were introduced in the Dal waters, aimed at augmenting the fish stock in the lake […]

40 tourists rescued from Dal lake as strong winds lash JK

40 tourists rescued from Dal lake as strong winds lash JK

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir police rescued forty tourists caught in strong winds during shikara rides in Dal Lake. The incident took place late Wednesday evening when strong winds swept across Kashmir valley, Superintendent of Police (SP), East Zone Srinagar, Sheikh Faisal told PTI. He said 25 tourists were taking shikara rides in the lake when […]

Ensure polythene ban in and around Dal Lake: High Court

Ensure polythene ban in and around Dal Lake: High Court

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Wednesday termed as “unfortunate” the state government’s failure to implement the ban on use of polythene and ordered that the ban be immediately implemented in and around Dal Lake. “Under the Non-Biodegradable Material Management, Handling and Disposal Act 2007, the government has issued an SRO-182 dated 18-6-2008 […]

HC seeks govt response to report highlighting official inaction on Dal

HC seeks govt response to report highlighting official inaction on Dal

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has directed government to file response to a report, highlighting plethora of problems endangering the survival of Dal Lake. The report has been prepared by advocate Mir Sajad, ‘assisting amicus curie’ in a Public Interest Litigation on preservation and conservation of the Dal Lake. The report, prepared after […]