(Jammu)Shrinking Dal Lake Declared Eco Sensitive Zone
The Jammu and Kashmir government has set up a ten-member committee to declare Srinagar’s famous Dal Lake and its surrounding areas as an eco-sensitive zone (ESZ), following concerns over its shrinking size.
Pollution and encroachments have resulted in the Dal Lake shrinking from its original area of 22 square kilometers to about 10 square kilometers, according to an assessment by the Dredging Corporation of India (DCI) in 2017.
The DCI also found that the world-famous lake’s capacity has shrunk to about 40 per cent and that its water quality has deteriorated.
(Mohali) Capt Fails to Convince Punjab’s Farmers on Stubble Burning
Stubble-burning is choking Delhi and other areas in northern India, farm fires continue around Punjab villages Even just 20 km from the state capital Chandigarh Villagers says they are helpless, citing the cost of equipment meant to tackle crop residue without burning it.
Last year 28000 machines were given out.which has been reduced to 20,000 pieces of farm equipment this year under a centrally sponsored scheme to promote mechanisation.
According to official data, Punjab has witnessed over 22,000 incidents of stubble burning so far this year.
(कोलकाता) अवैध कोयला खान में खनन करते तीन लोग फंसे
पश्चिम बंगाल के कुल्टी में एक अवैध कोयला खान में कोयला निकालते समय तीन लोग उसमें फंस गए।
‘ईस्टर्न कोलफील्ड्स लिमिटेड’ (ईसीएल) का बचाव दल पश्चिम बर्धमान जिला स्थित खान में जहरीली गैस के कारण अंदर नहीं घुस पा रहा है।
स्थानीय लोगों ने बताया कि घटना रविवार रात को उस समय हुई जब चार लोग कोयला निकाल रहे थे।
(Gurgaon, Haryana)Khattar Pays Tributes To Gandhi By Cleaning Roads
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar took part in a ‘Swachhta’ campaign and asked people to take a pledge to keep the country clean.
Paying tributes to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary, Khattar said, “He taught us the best way to know oneself is to immerse oneself in the service of others”.
On the occasion, Khattar also picked up a broom to promote the cause of cleanliness.
He was accompanied among others by his Minister Rao Narbir Singh, sitting MLA from Badshahpur, who has been denied ticket for the October 21 assembly polls from the seat.
Khattar also paid tributes to former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri on his birth anniversary.