Bilal Ahmad Dar stands at the bank of the Jhelum river in the evening after finishing his Covid-19 duties for the day. Photo: Adnan Bhat
Bilal Ahmad Dar stands at the bank of the Jhelum river in the evening after finishing his Covid-19 duties for the day. Photo: Adnan Bhat

Indian youth once hailed as conservation hero now spends days spraying disinfectant to manage Covid-19

  • Bilal Ahmad Dar, featured in a documentary on the preservation of Kashmir’s Wular Lake, was passionately involved in the trash-filled water body’s clean-up
  • The government later hired him to raise environmental awareness but the job involved relocation and got reassigned – leaving his efforts and the lake – in tatters

Bilal Ahmad Dar stands at the bank of the Jhelum river in the evening after finishing his Covid-19 duties for the day. Photo: Adnan Bhat
Bilal Ahmad Dar stands at the bank of the Jhelum river in the evening after finishing his Covid-19 duties for the day. Photo: Adnan Bhat
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