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Anchar lake, Gilsar Khushallsar lakes deteriorating: Govt

The Jammu and Kashmir government Monday admited in the legislative Assembly that Anchar lake Gilsar, Khushallsar lakes are deteriorating due to uncontrolled growth of trees that paved the way for illegal encroachments.

According to KNS correspondent, in a written reply to a question raised by PDP MLA Abid Hussain Ansari, the Government has said that Anchar lake Gilsar, Khushallsar lakes have deteriorated due to illegal encroachments. ” The condition of Dal lake has not deteriorated as the project for its conservation/ preservation is under implementation with lakes and waterways development authority (LAWDA). However, in respect of Anchar Lake, Gilsar, Khushallsar lakes have somewhat deteriorated,” the government has said.

The government has further said that 1, 038.52 have been spent on cleaning/ dredging of the aforesaid lakes and water bodies during the last three years. ” Now in pursuance to the directions of High court Pre- feasibility Report for Anchar Lake, Gilsar, Khushallsar lakes for Rs.100.00 crores each have been sent to the JK ERA for their prioritization under next ADB loan funding but decision is yet to be taken,”.

The government has further said that government of India has released funds for conservation of Dal/ Nageen lake under NLCP Rs. 273.85 crores and under PMRP now PMDP Rs. 83.18 crores ( out of total package of 356.30 crores).


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