Srinagar : For the first time, the floriculture department has signed an MoU with the JSW foundation to restore the past glory of Shalimar and Nishat gardens.
JSW Foundation is the social development arm of the 13 billion US $ JSW Group, one of India’s leading business houses. It has a long track record and a rich legacy of empowering rural communities to enrich their lives since the last three decades.
Commissioner Secretary Floriculture, Sheikh Fayaz said that the Floriculture department has signed an MOU with JSW Foundation for the developmental project of restoration of Shalimar and Nishat Garden.
“The restoration of these gardens will be done at an estimated cost of 9.60 crores under CSR and execution of work will start from April 19,” he said.
At the outset, representatives of JSW Foundation informed the meeting about the Scheme which shall be adopted in restoration of monuments and building parts.
They further informed that Art conservation work of the first pavilion in the Garden known as Pink pavilion has already started.
The meeting deliberated on methods and procedures to be adopted and establishment of a conservation lab in the Garden.
JSW Foundation representative, Abha Narain Lambha said that it’s an honour that they got such a beautiful project to work over, through an MoU.
“We are hoping through this MoU, by collaborating efforts, we will be able to restore back the glory of Nishat and Shalimar Garden.”’she said.
She said that the Gardens of Kashmir are known globally, so the JSW foundation in collaboration with the floriculture department will do every possible thing for conservation and restoration of international standards.