Vohra expresses concern over encroachments around Dal, Nigeen lakes

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, June 12: Expre-ssing serious concern over reports about encroachments around famed Dal and Nigeen lakes, Governor N N Vohra has written to Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti for her urgent intervention to preserve both the lakes.
Vohra is seriously concerned to receive reports about the encroachments and un-authorised constructions around the famed Dal and Nigeen lakes for want of effective surveillance by the concerned local authorities.
A Raj Bhavan spokesman said on Tuesday evening that Governor has received letters and complaints that besides the continuing encroachments around the Dal Lake, unauthorized construction is now also taking place along the Nigeen Lake, in contravention of the State Government’s order.
This is a serious violation of the State Government decision that a Green Belt is to be created around the Nigeen
Lake and no construction is to be allowed within 200 meters of the lake boundary.
It is reported that Governor has written to Chief Minister in regard to the preservation of the two lakes and has urged her urgent intervention, he said.


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