Govt committed to restore glory of Gilsar, Khushalsar: Div Com


Divisional commissioner, Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan today said that government is committed to restore glory of Gilsar and Khushalsar lakes here. 
The divisional commissioner made these remarks while chairing a high-level meeting to review the measures taken for conservation of Gilsar and Khushalsar water bodies.  
The meeting was informed that UEED had already made a DPR of Rs 78 crore for the conservation of twin lakes.
The divisional commissioner asked chief engineer UEED to furnish the details of DPR to the divisional commissioner’s office immediately for further course of necessary action.     
To evolve a mechanism, prescribe measures for overall improvement of water quality, identification of encroachments and conservation of twin water bodies for future generation, officials of LAWDA, SKUAST and Department of Earth Sciences of Kashmir University were asked to conduct a joint survey on Gilsar  and  Khushalsar  lakes. They have been directed to submit report with specific recommendations and satellite photos to the divisional commissioner’s office within a fortnight for further necessary action.   
The divisional commissioner directed the SMC authorities to start sanitation drive in and around Gilsar and Khushalsar lakes immediately and not to allow any person to dump waste material in these twin lakes.   

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