Srinagar, April 02: The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Mr. Pandurang K. Pole kicked started the plantation drive on 02-04-2021 as a part to celebrate the 75th year of India’s Independence ‘Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav.’ The Vice Chairman LWDA, Superintending Engineer LWDA, Watershed Manager, LWDA and other senior officers were present on the occasion.
While planting a Kail, the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Divisional Commissioner Kashmir who was the Chief Guest on the occasion said that the aim to plant more and more plants/trees in the catchment area of the Dal Lake is to arrest the soil erosion and to conserve the water for conservation of the Dal Lake in the best way.
The Vice Chairman LAWDA said that in coming days the Watershed Management Division of the Authority envisages to conduct massive plantation drives across the catchment areas of Dal Lake in order to ensure that the vegetative cover of the catchment is increased in order to arrest the runoff for better health of Dal Lake. It was stated that around 3000 plants/trees of various verities are being planted. He directed the Watershed Manager to complete the plantation drive and stressed upon the need for making the entire catchment of Dal Lake green by planting more and more plants. In this regard the Watershed Manager informed that a comprehensive Action Plan has been formulated for implementation. The school children of various local schools also participated in the drive.