The aim of the present study was to determine the effect of the litter chemistry of Ulmus villosa Brandis grown in the Dachigam National Park Srinagar J & K on their decomposition rates. Freshly fallen litter from the species were analyzed for N. Litter bag technique was used to determine their mass loss in the field for 1 year at monthly intervals.

Srinagar: Identifying the huge potential in hydroelectric power generation, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has said the State Hydel Policy will be revised to attract investment in the power sector. He said this while chairing a high-level meeting to discuss the issues related to the Independent Power Producers (IPP), here today.

The registration of new houseboats on Srinagar

: Only a massive rehabilitation and eco-restoration drive can help the revival of dying Aanchar Lake. This Lake, which falls in the north-west part of Srinagar, is at the end of its glory. Once a huge water body; is now full of weeds and algae.

The Centre has released over Rs 112 crore under the National Rural Water Supply Programme (NRWSP) to help the state meet the growing demand for potable water.

Expressing concern over degradation of forests and water bodies in the state, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has called for a large-scale afforestation by using innovative measures to reclaim denuded and depleted forest areas.

Chief Secretary S S Kapur today called for a vigorous campaign for preservation of water bodies and other natural resources bestowed in the State. He urged the people to come forward and lend a helping hand in government


MM ISMANAGEM M ENT of biomed M ical wastes in and around the hospitals in Kashmir valley continues to add to the pollution levels thereby creating problems for both the patients in the hospitals and people at large.

In a bid to reform the state

Srinagar: Negligence on the part of officials of the Public Health Engineering (PHE) Department in repairing a leaking water supply pipe may lead to a breach in the embankment of the Jehlum in the Padshahi Bagh area here. This may lead to flooding of the area when it rains.