Houseboats in Kashmir’s Dal Lake: Once iconic, now neglected

The houseboat sector in Kashmir’s Dal Lake is facing a deep crisis due to a ban on repairs. The houseboats’ owners have appealed to the government to implement sustainable methods like bio-digester tanks

January 09, 2021 by Peoples Dispatch

A cultural icon from Kashmir and one of many attractions for tourists, the houseboat sector finds itself overlooked by the tourism department. Amid a repair ban, damaged houseboats in the lakes of Kashmir are sinking. The repairing of houseboats has been banned as it supposedly contributes to the pollution in the Dal lake. The houseboats’ owners have appealed to the government to implement sustainable methods like bio-digester tanks to avoid polluting the lake with waste, a move which will help them sustain their livelihood.

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