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Clearing the water bodies

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The government of Jammu and Kashmir in the recent past has tried to retrieve the water bodies especially the Vicharnag and Gilsar areas in Srinagar.

In this direction recently District Admin Srinagar pressed Watermaster Motorboats into action to remove encroachment from Gilsar Lake.

In this drive dozens of illegal structures were demolished to restore the historical water body.

District Administration Srinagar has conducted a series of such anti encroachment/demolition drives for restoration of the water bodies in the historical water circuit of Srinagar including Gilsar Lake.

During the recent anti encroachment operation, the Watermaster and Motorboats were pressed into action for the first time to speed up the pace of work and rejuvenate and restore the historic water body.

The Deputy Commissioner stated that such anti encroachment drives will continue with more vigour in the future so that pristine glory of the historical water channel is restored fully in the larger public interest.

He said the transformation has been made possible by collaborative efforts of the local community and the District Administration and we are able to see that the lake has been restored to a large extent. In the encroachment clearance operation, the inhabitants of the surrounding areas appreciated the efforts of the District Administration Srinagar undertaken for cleaning the lake, which was covered with weeds, animal waste, plastics and sewage a few months ago while many of its sides had been encroached upon. They said the lake started to show visible improvement as the District Administration has made all out efforts to restore it.

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