Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Water Resources Regulatory Authority (JKWRRA) has asked the authorities concerned to erect geo-tagged boundary pillars around Wullar and other lakes to prevent encroachments.
After visiting the Wullar Lake and other important water bodies including Gilsar, Khushalsar, Anchar lake, Nallah Amir Khan and Baba Demb in Srinagar, JKWRRA chairperson Ghansham Jha said there is an urgent need of the erection of geo-tagged boundary pillars in wular and other lakes.
Jha was accompanied by Chief Engineer, I&FC Kashmir and Vice Chairman LAWDA, Coordinator WUCMA, Irfan Ahmad, and other officials.
Later, a meeting was conducted at I & FC Guest House at Ram Munshi Bagh here which was attended by commissioner SMC, VC LAWDA, Chief Engineer I & FC Kashmir, Chief Engineer PHE Kashmir and other officers of I & FC Kashmir, PHE Kashmir, LAWDA and WUCMA.
Jha stressed for an integrated and coordinated approach by the different departments, complementing and supplementing the efforts of each other without any overlap in the action.
Emphasizing the need for restoration of the lost natural drainage links to avoid the issue of urban flooding, immediate erection of geo-tagged boundary pillars around the water bodies to prevent further encroachments, arresting the silt load at the source to reduce the siltation of the water bodies.
He stressed the need for striking a balance between the need and the availability of resources for managing the respective assignments.
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