Dwindling Wular Lake hits livelihood of fishermen

Dwindling Wular Lake hits livelihood of fishermen

Kolhama, a peninsular hamlet with a population of over 2,400 people and 350 households of fishermen, is dependent on the Wular lake for its produce of fish, water chestnut and nadroo (lotus stem). Abdul Rashid, sarpanch of the village, says...
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Wullar !!!! Water Level drops, lake’s future in jeopardy

Wullar !!!! Water Level drops, lake’s future in jeopardy

Wular, Asia’s largest fresh water lake, has been witnessing degradation due to decline in water level, fish, water chestnuts and ‘nadroo’ (lotus stem). It is endangering its life and adversely affecting the economy of over 3.52 lakh people. The 130-sq...
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Authorities construct road, allow camping site in restricted area at Pahalgam

Authorities construct road, allow camping site in restricted area at Pahalgam

The Authorities have allowed the construction in the restricted area at Pahalgam for which the trees have been cut and a road is being built at Aru Valley. A camping site is now being raised next to the river Lidder...
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Srinagar, Jammu witness season’s coldest night

Srinagar, Jammu witness season’s coldest night

Continuing its free fall on Thursday, the minimum temperature dropped to minus 2.3 degrees in Srinagar and 7.9 in Jammu, the lowest recorded at both places this season. While Leh was the coldest town in Jammu and Kashmir at minus...
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Winter chill knocking doors in Kashmir Valley

Winter chill knocking doors in Kashmir Valley

Winter chill in Jammu and Kashmir has started knocking the doors as night temperatures dipped at many places in the state. Leh in frontier region of Ladakh registered a low of minus 5.9 degrees Celsius this morning, making it the...
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Long dry spells across Kashmir an ‘Emerging Trend’ as well serious concern

Long dry spells across Kashmir an ‘Emerging Trend’ as well serious concern

Director meteorological department Srinagar Sonam Lotus on Friday said that an analysis of the weather data of the past decade shows a trend of prolonged dry spells emerging in Kashmir. This year, there has been no rainfall since September 10....
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Fog to thicken in coming days across state

Fog to thicken in coming days across state

Smog has been slowly engulfing the state and in all likelihood, the condition will get worse in the coming days due to dry weather. The current haze is due to suspended particles in air which can only get cleared with...
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Jhelum turned into sewer, carries toxic water: Experts

Jhelum turned into sewer, carries toxic water: Experts

Environment experts who visited the river Jhelum in Srinagar on Sunday expressed serious concern over its deteriorating condition, terming the dredging of the river ‘a futile exercise’. The experts are members of the Peoples Environment Council, a non-gove...
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Water crisis across Kashmir as Jhelum level hits rock bottom

Water crisis across Kashmir as Jhelum level hits rock bottom

Villages of Kupwara, Bandipora, Budgam districts most affected An unprecedented water crisis is unfolding in the Kashmir valley as a lengthy dry spell has led to a record low level of water in the Jhelum river, one of the main...
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Oxygen levels in Dal lake below permissible limits

Oxygen levels in Dal lake below permissible limits

High Court directs authorities to upgrade five STPs With the Pollution Control Board indicating in its report that the dissolved oxygen levels in the Dal lake have gone down drastically below the permissible levels due to the continuous flow of...
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