High-level panel on Dal calls on Advisor Sharma

A high-level committee on Dal lake conservation constituted by J&K High Court Saturday called on Advisor to the Governor KK Sharma and discussed in detail the remedial measures to be undertaken for conservation of the water body.

The meeting discussed the measures being taken up for conservation of the Dal and also suggested several new scientific innovative interventions to be undertaken.

The meeting discussed rehabilitation measures for Dal dwellers, augmentation of the STPs, scientific treatment of the waste, providing alternate routes to drainage system, undertaking capacity building measures of hoteliers, houseboat owners and enforcement measures.

It also discussed measures for declaring catchment area of Dal as eco-sensitive zone and also undertaking a massive awareness campaign about making people aware about importance of conservation of the world famous water body.

The committee headed by E Sreeedaran, includes Nivideta Haran, MC Mehta and Mangu Singh, as its members.

Principal Secretary Housing and Urban Development Department Dheeraj Gupta, Vice-Chairman LAWDA Sajad Ganie and other senior officers were present in the meeting.