‘House boats pollute Dal lake’
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Sep 27: Houseboats pollute Dal lake. This is what senior member of the Houseboat Owners Association Abdul Khaliq Wangnoo said Tuesday at workshop on "Practicing Reasonable Tourism" held in collaboration with Eco Tourism Society of India.
Wangnoo, who is also President TASK, was speaking during a question answer session at a “special panel discussion on houseboats.”
Jose Dominic, (Member Governing Body & founding member, ESOI) was the moderator while among others Director Tourism, Farooq Ahmad Shah, Chairman HBOA Muhammad Azim Tuman and Chairman Nigeen Lake Conservation Organization Manzoor Ahmed Wangnoo were also present on the occasion.
In his speech Manzoor Ahmed Wangnoo said that “unless and until there is peoples participation, conservation of Nigeen lake will be difficult.” He strongly “objected proposed construction of amusement park and four meter road inside the Dal.”
He hailed “Department of Tourism's initiative on Eco-Tourism and for beautifying Nehru Park, Chinar Bagh and Zabarwan Park on eco-friendly pattern.”
Later talking to Greater Kashmir Abdul Khaliq Wangnoo said the houseboat “industry was earning a bad name in every forum that the houseboats pollute the lake.”
“They only label us with a bad name but never give a remedy….Where does the human waste go which comes out of the houseboats?” he asked.
Lastupdate on : Tue, 27 Sep 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Tue, 27 Sep 2011 18:30:00 GMT
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