WD News: The Jammu and Kashmir government has constituted an experts committee to determine the buffers around Dal Lake and allied water bodies falling in the Srinagar metropolitan region.
The committee has been tasked to comprehensively examine, after due consultations with the stakeholders, the question of buffers of the Dal and allied water bodies covered by the Srinagar Master Plan 2035, from an environmental/ lake ecosystem and urban planning/ design point of view for the sustainability and conservation of these water bodies also ensuring that the gains from the efforts over the last two decades are taken to their logical conclusion.
The committee has been asked to submit a comprehensive report with clear and unambiguous recommendations on the extant of the buffers around these water bodies and the permissible activities that could be allowed in the buffer zones or in such areas beyond the buffers as would be necessary in the interest of the conservation of these water bodies.
“The committee shall be serviced by the J&K Lake Conservation and Management Authority and shall complete its task within two months from the date of issuance of this order,” the order reads.
Source and image courtesy: Kashmir Observer