Toxic and Stinking: The dying Khushal Sar Lake in Kashmir

The water body that was once a source of food for Srinagar, is dying a silent death.

Just five kilometers away from the Srinagar City, a few middle aged men share their worry. “It isn’t just Khushal Sar which is dying, but people who live in it, and depend on it too,” they say.

Once known for its crystal clear water, and food that grows in it, like Nadru and fish, Khushal Sar is now toxic and stinking.

Post many disasters of management, of a living body of water, by engineers not qualified for environmental projects of lakes like Khushal Sar, the lake is continuing to die an unattended death, while becoming a dumping ground for waste.

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