HC Asks Tourism Deptt To Map Location Of Houseboats On Its Website 

SRINAGAR- The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has directed Department of Tourism undertake an exercise of mapping of the location and name of all the houseboats on its website. A division bench of Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Rashid Ali Dar passed the orders after the Department of Tourism filed a status report with regard […]

Modernization Plan For Jhelum Houseboats, Banks

SRINAGAR- Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Dr. Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, Friday chaired a public grievance redressal camp on the banks of Jhelum river at Rajbagh here. The camp was part of the public outreach initiative that the administration has started in the district and is  aimed at addressing the concerns of the houseboat owners in the Jhelum. The DC […]

HC Asks Govt To Prepare Roadmap For Relocation Of Houseboats  

SRINAGAR – The Jammu and High Court on Tuesday directed the authorities to prepare a road map for proper rehabilitation of Dal dwellers and relocation of Houseboats registered with the LAWDA. An expert committee constituted by the court has counted houseboats and floating gardens among premier sources of pollution to the Dal Lake, the flagship […]

Houseboats A Rich Heritage Of Kashmir: Houseboat Owners

Srinagar:  For last four decades successive governments have been making various plans to restore the Dal Lake but nothing concrete has been done in this regard except the creation of J&K Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA). The LAWDA has failed to restore the beauty of these lakes. Over Rs. 500 crores have already been […]

Drabu calls houseboats part of Kashmiri culture

SRINAGAR: Minister for Finance, Dr Haseeb Drabu on Friday said the houseboats aren’t just business establishments but part of Kashmiri culture and heritage which needs to be preserved and propagated. “The Kashmiri houseboats remain important to local economic growth not only in terms of tourism but promoting culture, architecture, heritage and hospitality,” Dr Drabu said at a felicitation function organized here by the Houseboat Owners Association. The Houseboat Owners Association had […]

Mufti Orders Realignment of Dal Houseboats

SRINAGAR – Describing Dal Lake as a world heritage treasure and a great splendour of Kashmir valley, Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, Tuesday ordered Lakes & Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA) to immediately undertake realignment of houseboats at Doldum to preventing influx of untreated sewage from entering into the lake.   He also directed LAWDA to […]

900 shikaras, 300 dongas, 600 houseboats damaged

Srinagar:  The houseboats costing 100 crore have been damaged in Kashmir due to the recent catastrophic floods, with the people associated with the trade saying it will take years to restore Kashmir’s glory once again. Houseboats that earlier used to decorate the waters of world famous Dal lake were among the initial entities hit by […]