Posted on July 27, 2015
The parliamentary standing committee on science and technology and environment and forest has also recommended dredging and desilting of water bodies in
For mitigating environmental pollution in Leh, the panel has recommended the constitution of an expert group to study ways and means to reconcile the growth of tourism with imperatives of preserving the ecology.
“Dredging/desilting of water bodies should be undertaken on war footing so that carrying/holding capacity of the water bodies could be enhanced. Old drainage system of Srinagar should be replaced with new one that could cope with future exigencies.
“Central government should sanction suitable and adequate relief package to state government and actively engage with the state administration to bring relief to the people,” the committee chaired by former Union Minister
Concerned over unprecedented floods in the context of climate change in Srinagar and failure of warning and forcasting of flood system, members of the committee visited Srinagar, Leh, Jammu and
The committee also said that the state government should look into the issue of providing relief to those people who have not got any type of relief while compensation for partially or fully damaged houses should be suitably revised.
“Central Water commission should process detailed project report submitted by the state government for conservation of Dal Lake expeditiously,” the committee said in its report.
It said that effect of cement factories in
It also urged the Earth Sciences Ministry and IMD to coordinate and integrate their efforts with state and ensure timely warning and forcasting for such calamities, particularly floods.
Giving its recommendations about Leh, the committee recommended that the government should constitute an expert group to study ways to reconcile the growth of tourism with imperatives of preserving the ecology.
It said municipal agencies concerned must ensure that solid waste is disposed off in an environment friendly manner, while observing that action is required to be taken for the setting up of a sanitary landfill for disposal of municipal and solid waste, for which Leh District Master plan 2009 has earmarked a land approximately 28 kms from Leh.
“Three stations under the National Air Quality Mounting Programme for Leh – Leh, Zanskar and Nubra should be made operational at the earliest,” the committee said.
The proposal for monitoring of water pollution by six new stations at Leh Nalla, Indus river,