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House panel seeks Kashmir University help to conserve Dal Lake

Posted on Nov 28, 07:56PM | UNI

The Estimates Committee on Environment (ECE) has sought expertise of Kashmir University (KU) researchers and experts to preserve and restore the pristine glory of Dal Lake Chairman of the ECE Mohammad Yousuf Targami said today.

Mr Targami interacted with the Vice Chancellor (VC) of KU Prof Talat Ahmad and members of a core group committee comprising senior Deans and researchers and sought their expertise in restoring and conserving the ecosystem of Dal Lake.

During the interaction which was held at the University, Mr Targami said that the academic and research institutions like KU can play a great role in the restoration and conservation work of various water bodies by providing timely scientific recommendations and suggestions for the perusal of various legislative committees of the Honorable house constituted for the purpose and for those in the government.

"Dal Lake is an asset for us and its preservation is our responsibility," he said.

"We are in need of expert guidance and viable suggestions and recommendations from higher institutions of learning and research where the researchers and scientists can help us through their useful inputs so as to have an integrated and scientific strategy at our disposal while implementing the restoration and conservation measures on ground," Mr Targami added.

He said," this will help us to save our water bodies including the Dal Lake." Apprising Mr Tarigami about various initiatives taken by University for the restoration work of the Lake, Prof Ahmad presented a list of recommendations put forth by various scientists and researchers of the varsity.

He said that various departments and research centers of the University are working on various aspects of the Dal Lake ecosystem in order to understand the Lake ecosystem dynamics, ecological-human interactions and other socio-economic driving forces that influence the health of the Dal lake which has tremendous ecological, economic and cultural importance.