Dal and Nigeen projects

Dal and Nigeen projects

Central government has recently asked the J&K administration to prepare an integrated DPR for the conservation of Dal Lake and Nigeen Lake in Srinagar city.

Recently the Union Home Secretary who was on a visit to see the pace of developmental projects was informed by the J & K administration that regarding the rehabilitation of Dal and Nigeen Lakes, an integrated DPR for conservation of the twin lakes for an amount of ₹ 273 crore has been prepared.

The Chief Secretary said that the focus of the project is to improve the water quality by management of catchment area, construction of 30 MLD STP at Gupt Ganga, establishment of sewerage network for 28 hamlets within the lake and dredging of lake area.

He said that the condition of Dal Lake is much better today as compared to the past as reflected in the lower BoD/DO content/values in the lake. He said that  around 250 fountains would be installed in the lake this year, which would make it an even more attractive tourist site in the country.

23 SHP projects with a  capacity of around 10 MW each will be installed in J&K. Out of these 23 project, the feasibility/viability study of 6 projects is being done through IIT Roorkee and the remaining 7 projects will be sent for feasibility study in the next 3 months.

He completed and under SWADESH DARSHAN 2.0.More projects are being submitted for approval as per revised guidelines within 3 months. Secretary Tourism, J&K informed that 75 new tourist destinations have been identified for development and the proposals for development of these destinations will be submitted to the Tourism Ministry under SWEDESH DARSHAN 2.0 shortly.

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