Restoration of water bodies in Shaher-e-Khaas

Minister of State for Housing and Urban Development Department, Social Welfare and Health and Medical Education, Asiea Naqash today said that pre-feasibility report for management and restoration of Khushalsar, Gilsar and Anchar lakes in Shaher-e-Khaas has been submitted to Union Ministry of Environment and Forest for consideration and its approval is awaited.
Restoration of water bodies in Shaher-e-Khaas
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Minister of State for Housing and Urban Development Department, Social Welfare and Health and Medical Education, Asiea Naqash today said that pre-feasibility report for management and restoration of Khushalsar, Gilsar and Anchar lakes in Shaher-e-Khaas has been submitted to Union Ministry of Environment and Forest for consideration and its approval is awaited. 

She informed the House that J&K Lakes and Waterways Development Authority has got the mandate for conservation and management of Dal and Nigeen lakes only.

Replying to a question by Abid Hussain Ansari, the Minister said the Authority has, however, been asked to look after Anchar Lake also. 

The Minister also said there is no proposal for creating a separate development authority for Anchar and Khushalsar lakes as yet.

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