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One Year of Development and Prosperity in Union Territory of Ladakh

development and prosperity in Union Territory of Ladakh

The people of Ladakh in 1949 placed their first request for being declared as a Union Territory so that development needs of the region can be fulfilled adequately. But successive government in consonance with Gupkar Road elites completely ignored the legitimate demands of the people of Ladakh.

As promised to the people of Ladakh, through the historic decision on 5th of August, Modi government passed the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019 through which UT status was granted to Ladakh and effective from 31st of October, 2019. Since then, the Yatra of development in Ladakh received further impetus with Modi Government launching host of projects that takes care of the all-round development of Jammu and Kashmir.

Ensuring Education for All Ladakhi’s

Heeding the long standing demand of people of Ladakh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has greenlighted the plan for the first central university in Ladakh with a Centre on Buddhist Studies. This central university will offer degrees in all courses such as liberal arts and basic sciences. Now thousands of Ladakhi students who were forced to travel far away from their home for higher education can now access quality education in Ladakh itself.

Easing Ladakhis Access to technical education, 5 % seats has been allocated for Ladakh students in the UG programmes of the NIT, Srinagar.

Building an Energy Rich Ladakh

In February of 2019 itself, PM Modi inaugurated the 220 kV Srinagar- Leh Transmission System and ensuring Ladakh stood connected to the national grid. With this quality power supply even in winter has been made possible.

Now another massive project with a budget of Rs 50,000 crore has been approved for Ladakh. 7,500 MW Grid-connected solar photo-voltaic project spread across Leh and Kargil districts will be built capturing the enormous solar potential of the area.

Towards a Carbon Neutral Green Ladakh

Rs 500 crore Mission Organic Development Initiative(M.O.D.I)  Project has been started in Ladakh to realsie PM Modi’s aim of turing Ladakh into a carbon nuetal region.

This project will convert villages in Ladakh to organic agriculture and will be implemented in three phases:

  • Phase I: Around 66 villages in the region of Leh and Kargil will be converted into organic villages by the end of March 2021.
  • Phase II: Around 85 villages of Ladakh will get the certification by 2023.
  • Phase III: The remaining 90 villages of the Leh and Kargil district will be declared as organic by 2025.

Rs 76.44 Crore Ladakh Greenhouse project has also been started to promote use of Greenhouses in Ladakh. 1676 greenhouses will be built throughout Ladakh in 2 years to increase the availability of vegetables throughout the year through deep winter.

Promoting Tourism In Ladakh

Ladakh has immense potential to become a tourist hotspot and government is going all out to expand tourism sector in Ladakh especially cultural tourism and eco-tourism. Eco-tourism and cultural tourism are being promoted big time in Ladakh by the government. Ladakh which of one the most diverse and rich geographical features and massive wildlife safaris and sightseeing tours are being planned to be launched by the government. Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh has also held series of meeting with CII to promote tourism and economic growth in Ladakh.

Infrastructure Build-up at forefront of Ladakh Growth Story

Benefitting both the people of Ladakh by ensuring year-round connectivity as well as strengthening India’s border infrastructure, High quality infrastructure projects are being built at expeditiously built in Ladakh.

Last year, enabling year-round connectivity between Karakoram Pass and Leh, 255 Km long all weather Darbuk-Shayok-Daulat Beg Oldie(DS-DBO) road in Galwan Valley was constructed.

Ladakh airport located 3,256 metres above sea level is the highest located civilian airport in India. This airport is now being further expanded with work on the new terminal building also proceeding at brisk pace.

Indias highest all weather bridge named after Indian army hero and Ladakhi Colonel Chewang Rinchen Bridge has been constructed.

Keeping Ladakh Connected 24/7/365

Enabling remote villages such as Yulchung, Neyraks, Linshed, Photoksar, which remains cut off for six months from Leh to get service even during winters, construction of as many as 54 mobile towers Under Universal service Obligation Fund has started in Ladakh.