‘SwachhtaPakhwada’ prog concludes at Dal Lake


‘SwachhtaPakhwada’ prog concludes at Dal Lake

Dal de-weeding drive to continue: LAWDA

Posted on Oct 17, 2021 | Author RK News

Srinagar, Oct 16: The “SwachhtaPakhwada” programme which commenced on October 2 under Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav has been successfully concluded Saturday.


The programme saw an overwhelming participation of various stakeholders which include Houseboat Association, Shikara Association, NGO’s students NCC, NSS, volunteers SMC SDRF, NDRF BSF CRPF besides others.


About 7000 volunteers have participated in the de-weeding process, till Saturday. Besides, various VIP’s also participated in the de-weeding process during the SwachhtaPakhwada.


During the programme, SMC has remained closely associated with LDA. 


The coordinated efforts have yielded good results so far besides a strong message has gone to the public which has highlighted the cause of “Swachta”, an LDA officer said.


On Saturday, students from Government Degree college participated in the de-weeding process, he added.


He informed that the programme of de-weeding and lily extraction which is being run by LDA shall continue till November 2021.


 Pertinent to mention here that LDA has undertaken lily extraction from an area of 2.5 sq km on a large scale with the deployment of 16 pontoon based machines, an innovative method experienced for the first time. This has yielded good results and so far LDA has been successful in cleaning an area of 1.00 sq km. Besides this, the LDA is also engaging about 400-450 labourers per day for de-weeding of the periphery of Dal Lake from Dalgate to Hazratbal and Nigeen lake.




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