Advisor Sharma reviews functioning of LAWDA

Advisor Sharma reviews functioning of LAWDA

The advisor emphasised on Geo Tagging of the lake and its periodic updating to identify new developments so that corrective steps can be initiated.

Advisor to Governor, Kewal Kumar Sharma Thursday chaired a meeting to review functioning of Lakes and Water Development Authority (LAWDA) during his first visit to summer capital Srinagar, after assuming the charge. The advisor appreciated efforts of LAWDA for conservation of the lake and asked for making more engagements regarding the lake and other catchment areas, said an official statement. The advisor emphasised on Geo Tagging of the lake and its periodic updating to identify new developments so that corrective steps can be initiated. He stressed on speedy development of Rakh-e-Arth Budgam and Chandpora colony, complete with all civic amenities for rehabilitation of Dal dwellers. Earlier, VC LAWDA, Syed Abid Rasheed gave a detailed presentation on working of LAWDA and achievements made so far. The advisor was informed that IIT Roorkie has prepared DPR for up gradation of STPs at Hazratbal, Habbak and Laam, based on SAP technology at an estimated cost of Rs 46 crores.

One more STP is being planned at Gupt Ganga to supplement the existing facility. To arrest pollution, 1,000 houseboats are being fitted with bio digesters at an estimated cost of Rs 13.63 crore. In addition Rs 25.50 crore is being spent on development of Doledamb for relocation and realignment of houseboats.