Down To Earth says

  • The large quantity of sewage that flows into Dal lake from Srinagar requires two additional sewage treatment plants (STPs). Current STPs are working at 50-60 per cent capacity, according to data.

  • All households must be connected to sewage systems which will transport the sewage to the treatment plants.

  • Decentralized technologies, like the STUs, can help treat sewage directly discharged from houseboats into the lake. It is important for the owners to pay for the segregation of garbage for composting.

  • Regular monitoring of lake water quality is essential. SPCB and LWDA should finalize the monitoring protocol.
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