Sonia to take major step for conservation of Dal Lake
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Last Updated: Sunday, May 23, 2010, 21:01
  
Jammu: UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi is scheduled to pay a day-long visit to Jammu and Kashmir on May 29 to take major step in conservation of world famous Dal Lake.

Gandhi's visit comes ahead of tour of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to the border state on June 7-8.

The UPA Chairman would lay foundation stone of Dal lake dwellers during her visit.

Gandhi would hand over allotment letters to some settlers of the colony during her visit to Srinagar, Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand said.

She will visit the capital cities of Jammu and Srinagar during the tour.

Deputy Chief Minister further said that 700 plots in the colony with facilities like water supply, electric supply, roads have been set up at Rak-i-Arth in Bemina belt of the Srinagar summer capital.

About 11000 Dal dwellers families would be resettled and rehabilitated in the colony being set up at an area of 940 Acres of land, where 11000 plots would carved out in phased manner, he said.

As many as 700 plots have been carved out in the first phase, while 2400 plots will be carved out by August 2010 and 8000 plots by March 2010, the Deputy CM said.

Dal Lake has been cleaned up to a large extent and efforts are underway to restore it to its original glory, Tara Chand, who holds the portfolio of Housing and Urban Development ministry, said.

PTI


First Published: Sunday, May 23, 2010, 21:01


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