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Govt. committed to revive old pristine glory of Wular, Manasbal lakes: Atal Dulloo

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Srinagar: Additional Chief Secretary (ACS), Agriculture Production Department, Atal Dulloo on Tuesday said the J&K government has developed a prolonged mechanism for conservation and revival of Wular and Manasbal Lakes for the welfare of people whose livelihoods are connected to these lakes.
He was addressing during the inaugural session of day-long workshop on ‘Revival of Fish Production, Scope of Nadroo (Nelumbo nucifera), Value addition to Chestnuts-its viability and Entrepreneurship ‘ at Tagore Hall here.
The workshop was organised by J&K Advisory Board for Development of Kisans in association with Directorate of Fisheries J&K and Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST) Kashmir.
Dulloo said the government was developing a prolonged strategy to conserve and revive the Wular and Manasbal Lakes so that the livelihood of people associated with them is not impacted.
“The Wular Conservation and Management Authority has been established keeping in view the importance of this lake and the government is committed to revive the old pristine glory of these lakes,” he said.
He said the government was promoting Home Stays around these lakes, so that the self employability avenues for people living around these areas can be generated.
“Farmer Producing Organizations (FPOs) will be established in Fisheries sector so that the fishes can be stored in a proper manner and sold in a proper market so that the fishermen get suitable price for their fishes and in turn their income is increased,” he said, adding that SHGs will also be established in the nearby areas of Wular and Manasbal Lakes to promote women entrepreneurs in these areas and uplift their economic conditions.

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