Other lakes to be declared protected wetlands include the Puramandal Lake, also known as Chhota Kashi, located in the Samba district.
An official said that Dal Lake of Srinagar, five other famous people of Jammu and Kashmir, are to be declared protected wetlands.
An official spokesman said that other lakes are to be declared protected wetlands, including the Puramandal Lake, also known as Chhota Kashi, located in Samba district.
This decision was taken at the first meeting of the Jammu and Kashmir Wetland Authority, chaired by Chief Secretary B.V. R. Subrahmanyam
The meeting was held to formulate a strategy for conservation and management of wetlands.
The spokesman said that the Chief Secretary directed to declare Wular, Dal, Nigine lakes in Kashmir region and Sanasar, Manasbal and Puramandal lakes in Jammu region as protected wetlands.
Chief Secretary Subrahmanyam also directed the Forest Department, which is the nodal for designing the various wetlands of Jammu and Kashmir and recommending their notification under the Environment Protection Act, and for digital inventory, documentation and development of geospatial databases on wetlands Is the department. Wetland (negotiation and management) rules.
The spokesman said that the department was asked to develop a strategy for regulation of notified wetlands and activities within their area of influence, besides recommending conservation plans for sustainable use of water resources.
He said that the union territory has a total of 3,754 water bodies and is being regulated by various departments and agencies including forest, wildlife, soil and water conservation and local government bodies.
The Chief Secretary was impressed to identify wetlands for conservation under the provisions of laws and regulations relating to the nodal department, the spokesperson said.