Installing bio-digesters at individual level not possible: Houseboat owners

It was also discussed that the matter of installation of bio digesters/ holding tanks “is in active process between the department of tourism and KHBOA.”

The houseboat owners on Sunday said that installation of bio-digesters in their establishments was not possible at the individual level.  

At the general council meeting of Kashmir houseboat owners association (KHBOA) held under the chairmanship of Hamid Wangnoo, the participants discussed a recent notice by LAWDA, KHBOA spokesperson said in a statement. 

“The meeting said that the houseboat owners have always supported the preservation of the water bodies of Srinagar. We will always support installing the bio digesters/holding tanks. But it is not possible in the individual capacity,” it said. 

It was also discussed that the matter of installation of bio digesters/ holding tanks “is in active process between the department of tourism and KHBOA.”

“As per director tourism Kashmir, a special team will be arriving in Srinagar on Monday which will examine the issue,” the statement said.