Srinagar: National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with J&K Lake Conservation and Management Authority (LCMA) to maintain the waters of Dal Lake and Nigeen lake healthy and clean.
The MoU was signed between Director, NIT Srinagar Prof. Rakesh Sehgal and Dr. Bashir Ahmad Bhat Vice Chairman, J&K LCMA Srinagar.
As per the MoU, both parties are desirous to work together to maintain the waters of Dal and Nigeen lakes healthy and clean. They shall work together to devise joint strategies and programs in this direction.
Dean Research and Consultancy (R&C) NIT Srinagar, Prof. M F Wani, Registrar Prof. Syed Kaiser Bukhari, HoD, Chemical Engineering Department, Prof. Mohammad Noor Salam Khan, Dr. M. A. Rather, Mr. Masood Ahmad Khan (LCMA), Mrs. Nilofer Naz, Scientist (R&M Div.), Mr. Shahnawaz Ahmad (F.S.E. Sc) (Technical Assistant (R&M Div.) and other dignitaries were present at the occasion.
In his key address, Director, NIT Srinagar Prof Sehgal said it is indeed a matter of great pleasure that two major institutions are coming together to sign the historic MoU. This collaboration will further strengthen the ties of J&K LCMA and NIT Srinagar, he said.
“LCMA is playing a vital role in managing and conserving the water bodies in Kashmir. There is a need for a permanent solution for such things without compromising the beauty of Dal and Nigeen lakes,” he said.
Prof. Sehgal said the effective participation of major stakeholders is important to develop and conserve these iconic lakes.
Both NIT and LCMA will work on joint strategies and programs that will be helpful to maintain a better quality of water in both lakes, he said.