Pained at Dal situation, Mehbooba directs speeding up of cleaning, de weeding of lake


Asks for regular monitoring of lake restoration

9 lakh cubic metres weed removed during last 2 months; studies on weed decomposition, bio sol in progress

The Chief Minister was informed that two studies at SKUAST-K have been commissioned for proper dumping and decomposition of weed material besides a biological solution for arresting the algal growth in the lake is also in the experimentation stage.

Mehbooba Mufti directed urgent de weeding of the Ashai Bagh track of the lake and cleaning of exit channels at Rainawari, Nawpora and Mir Behree for movement of clean waters through the lake.

The Chief Minister, during the visit, also took stock of the working of the Sewerage Treatment Plants and machines deployed for weed removal in the lake.

Minister of State for Housing & Urban Development, Asiea Naqash; legislators, Noor Muhammad Sheikh and Khursheed Alam; Chief Secretary, B. B. Vyas; Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Rohit Kansal; Commissioner-Secretary, Housing & Urban Development, Hridesh Kumar; Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan; Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar, Dr. Syed Abid Rasheed; Vice Chairman, LAWDA, Abdul Hafeez Masudi; Commissioner, Srinagar Municipal Corporation, Dr. Shafqat Khan, other senior officers and a large number of people were present on the occasion.

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