Dy CM reviews Dal conservation
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, July 23: Terming Dal lake as the central attraction in Kashmir Valley, Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand Friday said the government was concentrating on its scientific conservation.
Tara Chand said this while inspecting works executed by Lakes and Water Ways Development Authority (LAWDA) for preservation of the Dal and its surroundings, an official handout confirmed.
The Deputy Chief Minister was accompanied by Vice- Chairman, LAWDA, Irfan Yasin and other senior officers and engineers of LAWDA.
Underscoring the need to expedite ongoing works Tara Chand said that project implementation should be taken on fast track basis and monitored constantly.
He said that government was committed to complete the works in a time bound manner and shall not tolerate any delays in the schedule.
“The Dy CM was informed on the site that work was going on apace and since April, 5000 cubic meter dredging has been done, 40,000 cubic meter de-weeding has been completed and 5600 Sq. meter Lily pads have already been extracted from the Lak,” the handout said.
Taking note of the excessive Lily pad growth, Chand instructed the authorities to expeditiously clear the Lake using both labour and mechanical means of cleaning.
Irfan Yasin informed the Dy CM that 3 new Trucker machines have already arrived from Switzerland and the same are being put to trial use. These machines would be used to clean the backwaters, Dal channels as well as shallow areas.
Later the Minister also inspected the park which has been developed at Macai Point and directed for its early commissioning for enhancing the beauty of the area.
He also instructed for further land acquisition to expand the park.
Calling for expanding the cleaning and de-weeding works he said that these works should be extended to inner areas of Dal.
Lastupdate on : Fri, 23 Jul 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 23 Jul 2010 18:30:00 GMT
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