Jammu and Kashmir National Conference leader and Member of Parliament Hasnain Masoodi has sought clarification from the Ministry of Environment on the pitiable condition of the Anchar, Khushal Sar and Gilsar lakes in the valley.
In response to a query raised by party President Dr Farooq Abdullah, the Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate change stated that the three lakes are facing pollution from untreated sewage.
The Minister further stated, “The State Government had not submitted proposal for revival of three lakes though it could propose to bring the lakes within ambit of National Plan for Conservation of Aquatic Ecosystem.”
Prakash Javadekar, Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, however assured Hasnain Masoodi, Member of Parliament from Anantnag who met him at his office, that the ministry would ask the State Government to put a proposal forthwith and once proposal is received it shall be expeditiously processed. Meanwhile, Hasnain Masoodi has urged the governor administration of the state to submit a detailed project report in this direction to the concerned ministry.