Kashmir has rich heritage and Mughal Gardens for a treasure of the past which need preservation. Recently J&K administration has signed a MoU with JSW foundation in order to restore and conserve Nishat and Shalimar gardens on the bank of Dal Lake.
In this direction recently the Commissioner Secretary, Floriculture, Gardens and Parks, visited Mughal Garden, Shalimar Bagh, to review proposed plans regarding conservation and restoration of the historic spot.
Director and other senior officers of Department of Floriculture Kashmir, Deputy Director Archives, Archaeology and Museum, Executive Engineer, DOFK along with AEE, Floriculture Officer, Mughal Gardens and Assistant Floriculture Officer, Mughal Gardens Shalimar besides representatives of JSW Foundation, consultant JSW Foundation and Art Conservation expert.
The JSW Foundation informed the government about the strategy and action plan which shall be adopted for restoration of monuments and building parts. They further informed that Art conservation work on the first pavilion in the garden known as Pink pavilion has already started.
They also discussed modalities for restoration and conservation of monuments in the garden including Black Pavilion, Noor Mahal and Maid quarters.
These treasures of the past in the Shalimar garden, if restored to the original glory, will add to the tourism potential of this garden.