Modalities to claim Dal Lake, its setting as Eco Delicate Zone mentioned

Jammu, Feb
13: A meeting of Committee of Expert (CoE) was held Thursday to review and
discuss the draft notification for declaring Dal Lake and its surroundings as
Eco Sensitive Zone.

Committee of Expert (CoE) on Dal and Nageen Lake comprising Former Additional
Chief Secretary, Government of Kerala, Dr Nivedita P Haran, MD Delhi Metro Rail
Corporation Ltd, Dr Mangu Singh, Advocate M.C. Mehta, Environmentalist New Delhi,
Consultant, and Former MD, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, Dr E Sreedharan, 
Principal Secretary, Housing & Urban Development Department, Dheeraj
Gupta,  VC Lakes & Water Ways Development Authority, Tufail Matto,
Chief Conservator of Forests, Farooq Gillani, Commissioner, SMC, Gazanfar Ali,
Director Tourism, Asgar Ali,  Chief Town Planner, Kashmir Fayaz Khan and
other senior officers of concerned department attended the meeting.

The draft
proposal was discussed threadbare in the meeting. It was decided that in order
to notify the proposal expeditiously for securing the Lake as an Eco-Sensitive
Zone and the draft proposal and the recommendations of the CoE regarding
regulating the activities within 200 mts of periphery of Lake, the CoE on Dal
and Nageen Lake shall submit the final proposal to HUDD by 20th February,
2020 so that the same could be finalized and sent to Government of India by 29th February,


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