The cleanliness initiative of Dal Lake is in full swing in Srinagar. The drive was suspended last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA) has taken the initiative to clean Dal Lake in Srinagar.
As part of the “Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav” campaign, the State Disaster Response Force in association with Lakes And Waterways Development Authority recently began a one-month-long cleanness initiative in Dal Lake.
Approximately 100 SDRF staff and ten powerboats were deployed for this ambitious drive.
Dr Bashir Ahmad Bhat, VC, LAWDA, said, We’ve deployed 15-16 more machines. Along with high-tech tools, we have also resorted to the manual disinfection method.
J&K | The cleanliness drive of Dal Lake is in full swing in Srinagar. The drive was paused last year due to COVID-19 outbreak. Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA) has taken the initiative to clean Dal Lake (29.09) pic.twitter.com/BQusOXAAhm
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Dal Lake is a wide shallow urban, hypereutrophic lake located in Srinagar. The lake is recognized as a tourist attraction and produces drinking water, seafood and vegetables, and recreational opportunities for the regional population.
The Dal lake is split into three basins.
1. Hazratbal (north),
2. Bod-Dal (south), and
3. Nigeen (west).
Large lake areas are covered by floating gardens, which are landmasses used for green cultivation. The lagoon has a range of about 25 km, which is comprised of an open water area, a floating garden, built-up landmasses with human settlements, houseboat areas etc.