Dwellers to get smart cards before March 3
At least 4792 families have been identified in 60 hamlets inside the Dal Lake in a fresh survey carried by the officials of revenue department Kashmir.
As per the meeting of minutes released by divisional commissioner Kashmir’s office, states that the survey was carried by the revenue department and data would be later submitted to Vice Chairman Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA).
As per document, VC LAWDA has been directed by divisional commissioner Kashmir to submit its report to Chief Executive Officer Smart City.
“The Deputy Commissioner Srinagar directed to depute the required revenue staff to LAWDA for the same process,” it said.
A senior official at LAWDA wishing anonymity told Rising Kashmir that that survey has been carried with an aim to rehabilitate the Dal dwellers.
“The families have been identified along with the size of holding and their categorization based on occupation including vegetable growers, artisans, donga boat owners, houseboats owners,” the official said.
Earlier, LAWDA had carried Socio-Economic Survey (SES) conducted in 1986 which was some variations but fresh survey is authentic and reliable.
As per the LAWDA official, the 2280 families who have been rehabilitated in Rakh-e-Arth housing colony are being excluded in the list.
“The survey is the final and thereafter no survey would be carried by any department. Now it up to administration whether they would shift these families outside lake or not,” the official said.
As per the minutes of meeting, the LAWDA was directed to launch special sanitation drive along the western side of Dal within week.
As per the document, the Commissioner of Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) have been asked to provide the men and machinery to shift weed waste from the specific points identified by the LAWDA.
It further reveals that the beautification plan should be made part of the Smart city plan and the calendar of activities should be undertaken by the LAWDA in consultation with Srinagar in next 3 days.
“Chief Conservator of Forests shall make intensive plantation drive at the locations identified by the LAWDA and SMC which would be funded under the Smart City Project,” reads the minutes of meeting document.
Apart from these projects, smart cards would be provided by DC Srinagar to Dal dwellers in consultation with VC LAWDA before 3rd of March.
“The work on western foreshore road has been submitted to administrative department and chair also directed that the alignment work shall be completed by LAWDA within few days,” it said.
VC LAWDA was directed to submit the proposal with regard to the requirement of additional manpower to the administration department and Divisional Commissioner office within week.
“It was also proposed that Home department Jammu and Kashmir to depute DySP inspector level in LAWDA and SMC,” it said.