Dal Lake also known as the “jewel in the crown of Kashmir,” is slowly dying. Pollution is turning this Lake into a weed-clogged swamp. It has become a dumping ground for tonnes of waste and sewage. From indiscriminate sewage disposal, encroachments to the growth of weeds the destruction of the lake are spread over several years.Successive governments have failed to preserve Dal.
Kashmir varying weather keeps the local MeT Dept in news here
Its Director explains how his dept functions.
The Dept is equipped with Doppler radar and satellite meteorology which helps it in accurate weather data analysis.
MeT is planning to install radar at 3 more places in J&K for an even more accurate forecast.
Clocks that don’t keep time
The famed Clock Tower, also known as Ghanta Ghar, at the Lal Chowk is again defunct.Last year, Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) installed four new clocks on the tower that have been sponsored by ‘Time and Sound’.Unfortunately, the clocks have again stopped showing time. The local traders and the frequent commutes have questioned the Srinagar Muincipal Corporation for failing to manage it properly.
Kashmir-2018 Wrap up
2018 proved to be the deadliest year, as 144 civilians and 250 militants were killed in numerous encounters and clashes. Besides, that 19-month-old Hiba Nisar became the youngest pellet victim in Kashmir.
At the beginning of the year, Kathua minor’s rape and murder shocked the whole humanity. In June, Shujaat Bukhari’s assassination shocked media fraternity.
Political activities were abuzz after the collapse of PDP-BJP Alliance. Many PDP legislators changed sides and joined Sajad Lone’s People’s Conference. Here is the wrap of 2018