Comm Secy Forests inspects Wular lake conservation, CAMPA works at Bandipora

Commissioner Secretary Forest, Environment & Ecology, Sarita Chauhan, Saturday inspected Wular lake conservation works being executed by Wular Conservation and Management Authority (WUCMA) besides reviewing works being carried out by Forest department under CAMPA in the district.

Chief Conservator of Forests/Chief Executive Director WUCMA briefed about the progress made in the dredging operations carried out in different sections of the lake. The work of Wular dredging has been taken up on a large scale after UT administration sanctioned Wular Action Plan for Rs 200.00 crore for conservation and management of Wular Lake, he added.

The CED briefed the Commissioner Secretary about progress of catchment conservation works, biodiversity Conservation works and eco-tourism development works which are also under implementation under Wular Action Plan.

Commissioner Secretary directed the CED and SE WUCMA to monitor quality and quantity of works and take special note of disposal of the dredged slurry in the identified site only.