JK government inaugurates world famous Dal Lake cleaning operation,Calls for restoring its original
Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Masuad Samoon inaugurated the manual de-weeding operation, Spring-2009 at Oberai Ghat of the Dal Lake today in presence of Vice-Chairman, LAWDA, Irfan Yaseen and other officers besides media persons.
Highlighting the significance of the traditional de-weeding operation of the Dal and
Vice chairman, LAWDA said that de-weeding of the Dal and Nigeen lakes is being undertaken annually but this year more labourers are being engaged for the operation. He said 600 labourers are at work today while from tomorrow 1000 labourers would be engaged for the operation. He said the spring de-weeding operation would continue upto August while the Autumn operation would be started in November this year. He said during last year weeds on water expanse of 76000 cubic meters were extracted both manually and mechanically adding that this year more weed extraction is expected with increased number of labourers. He said during March this year duck weed was also removed from the lake. He said conducting manual operation of the Dal not only helps in restoring its pristine glory but also is a source of employment for Dal dwellers.
Highlighting the importance of manual de-weeding operation, the Vice-Chairman, maintained that this process is free from hazards as only unwanted weed are being removed from the water body.
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