Hokersar wetland to be demarcated, govt decides

Hokersar wetland to be demarcated, govt decides

Srinagar: After years of neglect, the state government has finally woken up to the task of preserving Hokersar wetland. The government recently held a meeting in which it was decided to start demarcation of the Hokersar wetland. The demarcation exercise is to be headed by DC Srinagar and DC Budgam. They have been asked to […]

Greed is Destroying Kashmir’s Wetlands. It Should Alarm Us All

Greed is Destroying Kashmir’s Wetlands. It Should Alarm Us All

SHEIKH UMAR AHMAD Kashmir is gifted with immense natural resources that give it a paradise personification on earth. Being geographically small and fragile ecosystem, it balances its eco-stability through natural endowments it holds. Of late, Kashmir is marred by political and geo instability that had put its ecology at the nuke’s end. Among other natural […]

HC notice to Environment Ministry on state wetland authority

HC notice to Environment Ministry on state wetland authority

Srinagar: The J&K High Court on Tuesday issued notice to the Ministry of Environment and Climatic Change through its secretary to inform the court on the issue of the constitution of a state wetland authority. The Division Bench of Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Alok Aradhe issued the notice while taking suo motu cognizance […]

High Court seeks report on steps taken to conserve wetlands

High Court seeks report on steps taken to conserve wetlands

Srinagar: The J&K High Court on Tuesday sought report from the state authorities over measures taken to preserve wetlands in the state. Hearing a suo motu petition, as per the direction of Supreme Court, a division bench of Acting Chief Justice Alok Aradhe and Justice Tashi Rabstan directed state government to file a report on […]

JAH says no qualms for building university on wetland

JAH says no qualms for building university on wetland

SRINAGAR: Jamiat Ahle Hadeeth (JAH) is intending to set up a base for its educational institutions on 100 kanals of a wetland at Narkara in Srinagar outskirts. The proposed filling up of wetland for the educational institute, has created resentment among many, but the organization says they are within their rights, as the plan is […]

Brari Nambal rejuvenation a non-starter without land acquisition

Brari Nambal rejuvenation a non-starter without land acquisition

Srinagar: The government efforts to rejuvenate the Brari Nambal lagoon are making no headway for lack of funds, and for the fact that rejuvenation is dependent on land acquisition. “Out of 700 kanals of land state has only 200 kanals under its belt and the remaining land is becoming an issue. The work (rejuvenation) will […]

Locals filling wetland with earth at Saida Kadal

Locals filling wetland with earth at Saida Kadal

Raja Aasim Srinagar: Land filing is going on at full pace on the bank of an offshoot of Dal Lake at Saida Kadal near Rangar Stop. Locals are filling the water body with debris, soil and boulders to convert into a patch of land suitable for constructions. This reporter found that tin-walls have been erected […]

Chief Justice urges protection of wetlands, rivers

Chief Justice urges protection of wetlands, rivers

SRINAGAR: Chief Justice of J&K High Court, Badar Durrez Ahmed, on Sunday called upon judges to pass prompt orders in cases pertaining to encroachment of wetlands and river systems. The Chief Justice was speaking at the inauguration of a one-day sensitisation programme on “Forest and Wildlife Conservation” organised at J&K State Judicial Academy at Moominabad […]

Govt sets up panel for action plan on ‘re-establishing’ water bodies

Govt sets up panel for action plan on ‘re-establishing’ water bodies

JAMMU: The government Friday constituted a six-member panel to prepare action plan for re-establishing the pre-existing network of streams, wetlands, lakes and river Jhelum. The committee to be headed by Divisional Commissioner Kashmir has been constituted in light of PIL No: 02/2014 titled Moulvi Peer Noor-ul-Haq v/s State and others. The members of the Committee […]

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