x

Like our Facebook Page

   
Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
 
Breaking News :   Women Cricketers smell a rat in selection of players by JKCA | Suspended DSP was spending millions on new villa | GOI ignoring Mehbooba by extending olive branch to Beigh? | To give Mehbooba a message Jammu PDP invites Beigh as chief guest in R Day function | Influential’ shopkeeper provokes traders for protests in Srinagar | District Administration Jammu plays truant with displaced people of Satwari | Imran Khan always sought war, not peace | JE demands Rs 30,000 as commission from contractor for clearing bills | Kept moving here and there while anthem was being played | Some Cong leaders avoid singing Vandematram during Republic Day function | Lt Governor hoists National Flag at R-Day function | R-Day passes off peacefully in Kashmir main function presided over by Guv's advisor | Day chill intensifies, night temp settled above normal in Kashmir | Traffic to ply from Jammu to Srinagar for 2nd day today | Police arrest accused of BSF Parcel IED case | 'Back to Village' themed tableau of J-K showcases rich heritage, traditional art of region | Army: Jaish-e-Mohammed leadership in Kashmir wiped out, Hizb-ul-Mujahideen left with only 1 commander | Rana describes preamble of constitution as cornerstone of Indian democracy | Unfortunate that J&K Cong chief was not invited to official R-Day function, says party | Republic Day celebrated across Jammu amid tight security arrangements | 3.9-magnitude quake hits snow-bound Bhaderwah | MC Anantnag turns newly constructed By-Pass road into dumping site | Lt Governor hosts Republic Day ‘At Home’ | Mobile phone services in Kashmir now restored | There can never be any referendum in J&K , says PDP leader Muzaffar Hussain Baig | CGPWA celebrates R-Day with fervor | Spirit of the Indian Republic | J&K Bank on way to recovery | Various political , social organizations celebrate 71st Republic Day | 71st Republic Day celebrated with national fervor in Ladakh | At freezing temperature, Indian Army celebrates 71st Republic Day at LoC | J&K Housing Board organises awareness programme under ANGIKAAR campaign | Society expresses gratitude to Advisor (F) for considering demands | Famous Sunday market in Srinagar closed for security reasons | Air India distributes 30,000 national flags among its passengers | Abducted girl rescued from Udhampur, accused held | Redress issues of KPs | Short circut sets ablaze three houses in Lohilbela Tranger area | Back Issues  
 
news details
Gov concerned over deteriorating condition of Dal Lake
Will officials be held responsible ?
7/20/2019 12:39:12 AM
Ishtiyaq Ahmad

Early Times Report

Srinagar, July 19: Hitting out at those for polluting Dal Lake, Governor Satya Pal Malik Friday admitted that condition of the famed lake was deteriorating. His statements clearly indicate how the authorities over the years have failed to improve its condition despite spending crores of rupees over the years. Voices are also growing louder that there shall be accountability regarding utilization of funds over the years, which were meant for improvisation of the lake. The Governor said that untreated sewage coming out of hotels and houseboats was directly flowing into the famed lake and polluting it. "It condition is bad. We are going to cancel their licences who fail to install STPs. We will restore its lost glory within 18 months," he said in his speech at the launch of electric buses and releasing of coffee table book on live stock breeding policy at SKICC on Friday. The condition of the lake has been going to worst even though the government spent crores of rupees over the years. There are various schemes launched for the preservation of the lake without any desired results. For the last 16 years, Rs 759 crores have been spent on conservation of Dal Lake. Among Rs 759, Rs 400.96 crores have been allocated by the Central government for conservation of the Dal Lake, while Rs 359.93 crores have been spent so far. The High Court has said that crores of rupees have been spent on Dal and no "fruitful results" have come out.
An official of LAWDA said, "Construction of Western Foreshore Road (WFR) was a disaster for Dal Lake. Millions of tons of filling material choked the vital water channels that acted like arteries through which stagnated water from bad water pockets of Dal Lake flowed. Vast tracts of bio filters were also destroyed during the construction work resulting in serious impact on the health of the lake." He said that construction of macadamized link roads, pathways and jetties in the interior of the lake. "Unscientific disposal of mud excavated from the lake's bed by dredging. Harvesting of weeds by machine harvesters. Machine- driven shutter type outflow gates at Dalgate and Nalla Amir Khan. Live drains and gravity mains on the periphery of Dal Lake," he added. He said that authorities clean a portion of Dal Lake around the SKICC. "When one goes into the interiors of the lake, you will find how the famous lake is turning into a swamp," he added.
Last year during his visit to Srinagar, the then Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has announced Rs 350 crore for the development of Dal Lake.
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
 
 
 
Early Times Android App
STOCK UPDATE
  
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
 
CRICKET UPDATE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
 
 
J&K RELATED WEBSITES
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
JKTDC
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
UTILITY
Train Enquiry
IRCTC
Matavaishnodevi
BSNL
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
PUBLIC INTEREST
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
JK CAMPA
JK GAD
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
EDUCATION
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
JKBOSE
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center
SMVDU