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Dal Lake

2022 MAY 12

Preliminary   > Geography   >   Places in news   >   Places in news

Why in news?

  • To combat the increasing pollution and rejuvenate Dal Lake, a unique initiative known as ‘Athwas’ has been launched by the Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha.

More about News:

  • ‘Athwas’ is a unique partnership between citizens and authorities for the rejuvenation of Lake. It involves community participation.
  • Under the initiative, the de-weeding and dredging will be conducted in collaboration with the citizens.

About Dal Lake:

  • Dal is a lake in Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • The lake is also an important source for commercial operations in fishing and water plant harvesting.
  • The lake is located in the Zabarwan mountain valley, in the foothills of the Shankracharya hills, which surround it on three sides.
  • The lake has four main interconnected basins namely, Hazratbal, Bod dal, Gagribal and Nagin.
  • The floating gardens here, known as “Raad” in Kashmiri, blossom with lotus flowers during July and August.

Add ons:

  • The houseboats (Shikaras) are closely associated with Dal Lake which provide accommodation to tourists in Srinagar.


Consider the following pairs:

1. Dal Lake      : Ladakh

2. Wular Lake : Jammu and Kashmir

3. Mansar Lake : Uttarakhand

Which of the pairs given above is/are correct?

(a) 2 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1,2 and 3