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The famed Dal Lake is Srinagar’s most important landmark and figures right on the top of every tourist’s Kashmir itinerary.Lined by beautiful gardens dating back to the Mughal era the lake covers an area of about 24 sq km More than 50000 shikara (wooden boat) dwellers live in its vicinity and 1200 stationary boats float on its waters Over the years the lake has come under increasing threat because of population explosion encroachment and pollution leading to the ATREE study being commissioned by the UNDP on the Jammu and Kashmir government’s request The Dal Lake’s problems are numerous Its area is shrinking because of development activity Those living around it have been reclaiming land for cultivation Sewage facilities have not been provided to either the locals living around the lake or the houseboats catering to tourists The ATREE study which started early this year is a rapid scoping analysis an intense study accomplished in a short period describes Ganesan Balachander ATREE’s director and the head of its Dal Lake study team Looking at what has been already done the team hopes to plug the gaps in knowledge and recommend further steps Balachander said There has been no dearth of probes on the Dal Lake Interventions date back to the 1970s when the chief minister of the time Farooq Abdullah set up an initiative to look into its development In 1990 a New Zealand firm was hired to study the lake and in 2000 the Indian Institute of Technology at Roorkee undertook yet another in-depth analysis of the lake’s problems “The problems of the lake are well known and many PhDs have been earned by studying it” said Irfan Yasin the vice chairman of the J&K government’s lakes and waterways development authority who oversaw the lake’s development until his retirement a few weeks ago However its breadth and multi-disciplinary approach to problem-solving set apart the Bangalore-based ATREE’s investigation The think tank has put together a composite team to address a problematic issue from a variety of angles in natural sciences social sciences economic policy and technology Manzoor Shah a botanist from the University of Kashmir who specialises in aquatic ecology says that the solutions from past studies have been engineering-based rather than ecological The studies have been fragmented and there has been no coordination between the study experts agencies managing the lake and people living around the lake “Despite many interventions and huge spending there has been little change” said Shah who is coordinating the UNDP study team’s efforts on the ground The Dal Lake holds profound meaning for the people of Kashmir says ATREE’s Siddharth Krishnan a sociologist on the team “I’m looking at the lake people’s aspirations the future they envisage for it and the future they see for themselves around the lake” he said Another ATREE team member is studying the efficiency of the five sewage treatment plants situated around it Balachander himself is looking at the governance issues ATREE which specialises in biodiversity and conservation research is funded by the likes of Wipro Tata the Ford Foundation the World Bank Infosys co-founder SD Shibulal and another co-founder Nandan Nilekani’s spouse Rohini Nilekani Its influential work has been instrumental in getting southern India’s Western Ghats recognised as a Unesco World Heritage site blockading mining in the Kudremukh forests and granting community forest rights to the tribal people of BR Hills near Mysore ATREE’s report on the Dal Lake to be submitted in June to the J&K government will be written in the context of what is feasible giving it a greater likelihood of being sustained “It is a practical pragmatic approach” says Shah of Kashmir University For instance it will suggest an institutional mechanism where locals will be fully involved in reviving the lake — such as training local lake managers and dealing sensitively with those living around the lake The report will cover the duration techniques and costing of the revival project including awareness building involving local citizen groups and providing alternate livelihoods A holistic approach that also involves local residents could be the way forward in dealing with India’s myriad ecological challenges Balachander says ATREE’s integrated approach has a good chance of succeeding — provided political will and funding come together of course If the Dal Lake revival study’s suggestions are successfully implemented then a similar management regime can be built around wetlands water bodies and rivers around the country from the Ganga in the north to the lakes of Bangalore [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by UBEER NAQUSHBANDI | Srinagar | Published: April 22 2017 6:23 am Protesters clash with security forces in Srinagar on Friday (Source: Express Photo/Shuaib Masoodi) Top News THE J&K government on Friday asked heads of all schools and colleges in the Valley to take “ownership” of their institutions and ensure that no outsider interferes in their internal matters as the institutions reopen on Saturday after a four-day hiatus Agreeing that it will be be a “big test” for the administration to resume regular classes on Saturday State Education Minister Altaf Bukhari said that the government will make sure that there is no confrontation between students and the security forces On Monday the government had ordered all colleges and specific higher secondary schools to be closed following protests in educational institutions across the Valley against the security forces for entering Pulwama Degree College last Saturday Nearly 60 students were reportedly injured A release issued by the Pulwama Deputy Commissioner’s Office said classes will remain suspended at Pulwama Degree College on Saturday Bukhari said “It is a big test for us (but) we are ready These are our own children We will listen to their grievances” Bukhari said that there are apprehensions about students getting back to protests so the government had a meeting with heads of all schools and colleges in the Valley “We asked them to take ownership of their institutes” For all the latest Srinagar News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: May 13 2017 4:58 am Top News DAYS AFTER Chetan Bhagat’s novel and ‘Facebook post-writing’ was made part of the English general elective course at Delhi University a General Body Meeting (GBM) of English teachers Thursday decided to expand a core committee under the Choice Based Credit System to revise the decision This committee had suggested the changes “We are taking a two-track approach whereby there will be a long-term sequence of sub-committees to work on different papers for the future so that a full-scale revision can take place by the committees by 2018 I’ve called for participation from across the board In the short term the existing committee is to be expanded to include all those who wish to participate and work is to be taken forward” said Christel R Devadawson Head of the English department The GBM comes after a letter by 124 teachers to Devadawson which alleged a “serious participatory deficit in the process that finalised the proposed syllabus” The letter asked for a more “democratic process” be followed Sachin Nirmala Narayana a professor present at the meeting said “We have decided to put the revision on hold except for the two papers that are required to be there in the syllabus from July 2017 for BA programmes It was taken because of an extremely deficient democratic process undertaken earlier Only 29-32 people were involved” For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: April 29 2017 4:35 am Rescue workers carry out search operation in Hooghly File photo Top News WITH THE recovery of seven more bodies from Hooghly River on Friday and three on Thursday the toll in 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