Recently authorities have decided to launch a cleanliness drive in & around Hokersar Wetland Conservation Reserve. In this direction, the government said that this cleanliness drive was launched as part of ongoing campaign ‘Save Hokersar-Save Srinagar’ under the banner ‘TAWAZUN’ by the Department of Wildlife Protection J&K Government, Wetlands Division Kashmir.
Nehru Yuva Kendra Budgam, Safai-karamcharis of Municipal Committees of Srinagar and Budgam districts, Range Officer, Lakes along with his field staff, Students of Women’s College/Doon International School/Boys Higher Secondary School-Laweypora, different N.G.O’s, volunteers, Panchayat members, Forest Protection Force personals of K-01/K-03 and representatives of different stake holding departments participated.
During the drive solid waste of about 3 to 4 trucks of load were collected from Ali Abad Gund-Hassi Bhat/ Graveyard Laweypora/ Soibugh near Police Station/ Daharmuna Diversion bund and were accordingly disposed off, which involved mass efforts of 250 persons.
Senior citizens, Youth, students of schools/colleges and to those who are directly or indirectly connected with Wetlands to join hands with the Department of Wildlife Protection for maintaining cleanliness of the Hokersar Wetland Conservation Reserve.
It is worth mentioning here that this initiative is a joint collaboration of Department of Wildlife Protection J&K Government, Wetlands Division Kashmir with stake holding departments, civil society groups, N.G.O’s and Educational institutions.