SRINAGAR: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole on Thursday called for conservation of wetlands for the sustenance of ecological balance.
Div Com said this while chairing a meeting with concerned officers today to take stock of the mapping of Hokarsar, Wular and Kreentcho-Chandhara wetlands.
During the meeting, the Div Com also reviewed the progress made Vis-à-vis to the demarcation of wetlands, installation of boundary walls and removal of encroachments.
He stressed on removing the encroachment, if any, and instructed concerned to take stringent action against the offenders indulging in such illegal activities.
Emphasizing on the timely completion of the installation of boundary walls of wetlands the Div Com said that the step would prevent illegal encroachments on wetlands.
The Div Com directed concerned to prevent dumping of solid waste material into the wetlands causing severe damages to these water bodies and instructed concerned to identify alternate sites for the dumping of solid waste.
He asked concerned to create massive awareness on non- dumping of solid waste to discourage people from such illegal practices posing threat to wetlands conservation.
The Div Com said that he would chair a meeting next month of all the concerned to take detailed review on the action taken report and measures taken by all concerned for conservation of wetlands.