As the Kashmir Valley prepares to welcome back tourists under the Coronavirus unlock, Kashmir Lakes and Waterways Development Authority has started a massive mission to clean Dal Lake. Latest machinery and men have been put into force for this intense cleaning drive. The mission aims to clear weeds like lily pads, creepers, algae, water plants, and other waste material present in the water body which hampers the movement of Shikara and affect the overall aesthetic beauty of the lake. Businesses have incurred huge losses and source of local employment has been impacted. The manual cleaning of the lake is a source of employment to hundreds of dwellers.