Secy tourism, VC LAWDA visit Dal Lake
Commissioner Secretary Tourism Rigzian Sampheal and Vice ChairmanLakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA) Sajad Hussain Ganaie Fridaytoured Dal Lake to review preparedness for the ensuing tourism season.
They also visited some houseboats, where the bio-digesters havebeen installed by Housing and Urban Development Department on trial basis, astatement issued by the Tourism Department said.
During their visit, they also interacted with the houseboat ownersand Dal dwellers and urged them to contribute in keeping the Dal Lake clean.
Commissioner Secretary Tourism said the lake is not onlyimportant, as a tourist destination but is also the state's identity, whichneeds to be preserved.
He also stated that it is the collectively responsibility of theDal dwellers, houseboat owners and the Government to restore the pristine gloryof the water body.
He said under Swachh Bharat Mission, Tourism Department has takenupon itself to tackle the sanitation issues in and around Dal Lake by finding aholistic solution to the issue.
"We have been working on waste management for past many years. Wewant to further improve on the quality of the waters of Dal and Nigeen lakes."