Rs 45.39 cr spent on preservation of Wullar Lake

BK News Desk/Srinagar
October 16, 2016 CITY 387 Views

An amount of Rs 45.39 crore has been utilized to preserve world famous Wullar lake, which is one of the largest fresh water lakes in Asia.
An official spokesperson here today said that in order to conserve natural resources including water bodies and forests, a series of measures have been devised by the Central and State governments.
“Various agencies and committees came into existence for monitoring and strict implementation of the proposed plans and schemes to safeguard and preservation of these resources,” he said.
He said the Wullar Lake is one of the main natural resources in Kashmir Valley for which an exclusive body namely, Wullar Conservation and Management Authority (WUCMA) came into existence.
“The Government of India sanctioned a hefty amount of Rs 120 crore for its conservation and restoration of its glory under 13th FC award,” he said, adding the amount was to be released in a phased manner with an allocation of Rs 30 crore from the year 2011-12 onwards.
He said till end of March 2016, an amount of Rs 60 crore was released and provided to WUCMA out of which Rs 45.39 crore was utilised by the Authority for implementation of the approved revised management action plan.
“Of this, Rs 29.06 crore was incurred on water management, Rs 13.51 crore utilised for conservation of the catchment area while as Rs 1.78 crore spent on survey and demarcation and rest Rs 1.04 crore incurred in the institutional development,” he added.

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