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Achievements

of the fourth hill council, 2011-2015

LAHDC LEH
LADAKH AUTONOMOUS HILL DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL. LEH

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Achievements
of the fourth hill council, 2011-2015

LAHDC LEH
LADAKH AUTONOMOUS HILL DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL. LEH

.hG.P.BP..YP..M.m.G J

Editor: Rinchen Dolma


District Information Department, Leh
Consulting editor: Sunetro Ghosal, Stawa
Coordinator: Delex Namgyal, Jr KAS
PS to CEC, LAHDC, Leh
Photography: Tsering Namgail (Tsas-khan)
District Information Department, Leh
Layout and design: Raul Chhokkun

Table of contents
The fourth hill council (2011 to 2015)......................................................................................... 5
Foreword ........................................................................................................................................................... 7
Ladakh 2025 Vision Document executive summary........................................................... 9
Overview of the fourth hill council, Leh................................................................................... 13
Revenue Department.............................................................................................................................. 22
LAND-BASED ECONOMY

Agriculture department..................................................................................................................... 26
Horticulture department.................................................................................................................. 29
Animal Husbandry department.................................................................................................. 30
Sheep Husbandry department...................................................................................................... 33
NEW ECONOMY

Information Technology................................................................................................................... 36
Leh Development Authority......................................................................................................... 39
Tourism Department.......................................................................................................................... 41
Small Scale and Cottage Industries........................................................................................... 42
Employment Department............................................................................................................... 42
District Industries Centre................................................................................................................ 43
Handicraft Department.................................................................................................................... 44
Handloom Development Department................................................................................... 45
Fisheries Department......................................................................................................................... 46
Labour Department............................................................................................................................. 47
PHYSICAL INFRASTRUCTURE

Physical Infrastructure....................................................................................................................... 48
Public Works Department.............................................................................................................. 48
Road Division.................................................................................................................................... 48
Public Health Engineering Division................................................................................... 49
Irrigation and Flood Control Division............................................................................. 50
Parks and Garden Department.................................................................................................... 51
PMGSY........................................................................................................................................................ 51
Rural Development Department................................................................................................ 52
District Rural Development Agency........................................................................................ 54
Command Area Development Department ...................................................................... 55

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Power Development Department.............................................................................................. 56


Ladakh Renewable Energy Development Agency..................................................... 58
SOCIAL INFRASTRUCTURE

Health .......................................................................................................................................................... 60
Education................................................................................................................................................... 64
District Institute for Educational Training..................................................................... 67
Industrial Training Institute..................................................................................................... 69
Youth Services and Sports Department............................................................................ 70
Conservation of Natural Resources.......................................................................................... 72
Forest Department.......................................................................................................................... 72
Wildlife Protection Department........................................................................................... 73
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Soil and Water Conservation Department..................................................................... 75


Social and Cultural Values.............................................................................................................. 76
Social Welfare Department....................................................................................................... 76
Integrated Child Development Scheme........................................................................... 77
J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages............................................................ 78
Micro Level Planning and Governance.................................................................................. 79
Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution.................................................................... 79
Municipal Committee, Leh...................................................................................................... 80
Cooperatives Department.......................................................................................................... 82
Information Department, Leh............................................................................................... 83
District Panchayat Office........................................................................................................... 84
Gyurja TISS........................................................................................................................................ 85
Statistics and Evaluation............................................................................................................. 86
Mechanical Division...................................................................................................................... 87

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The fourth Council (2011 to 2015)


Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, Leh
The Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Councils Act, 1995 has presented Leh
and Kargil, the two districts of Ladakh region, a unique opportunity for local political representation and accountability in governance and decision-making at the
district level. Access to information is an important element of dialogues between
voters, elected representatives and office bearers in the district administration. This
publication is an important step in this direction by providing access to information
of various achievements by the fourth hill council through its term (2011-2015).
This publication builds on the Ladakh 2025 Vision Document published by the LAHDC, Leh in 2005. The vision document provides a coherent structure and framework to organize and integrate the diversity of activities and responsibilities of the
hill council in the district. Thus, various departments that function under the hill
council are clustered around the categories outlined in the vision document, namely: traditional economy, new economy, physical infrastructure and social infrastructure. In several cases, the work of specific departments cut across several categories.
In such cases, an attempt has been made to focus on the core responsibility of the
department in order to locate it within a specific category.
The publication covers the period starting from 2010-11 and ends in 2014-15.
However, given the incongruence between the main work season (summer) and the
financial year (April to March), several departments have been unable to report for
the entire period of 2014-15. In such cases, they have reported their latest performance in 2014-15.
Each department was asked to submit their performance for the aforementioned
period. Their details were collated and summarized by a team at the hill council and
returned to the department for their comments and approval. The changes were
then incorporated and the final draft was sent to the Chief Executive Councillor for
his approval. The publication thus reports the performance of the fourth hill council
through the activities carried out by the departments that implement its decisions
and directions. Thus, the results reported here provide an overview of the performance of the fourth hill council and is an important step towards transparency in
governance and improving accessibility of information within LAHDC, Leh.
Rinchen Dolma
Information Department, Leh
Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, Leh

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Sonam Dorje
EC Agriculture

Mohd Shafi Lassu


EC Tourism/CA & PD

Gurmet Dorjay
EC Sheep/Animal Husbandry

Dr Sonam Wangchuk
EC Health

Saugat Biswas, IAS


DC/CEO, LAHDC, Leh

Foreword
The fourth hill council received its mandate
in the aftermath of the 2010 flash flood
that caused tragic loss of life and damaged
property at an unprecedented scale. As a result, the fourth hill council faced the added
challenge of providing long-term relief,
rehabilitation and restoration of damaged
infrastructure besides fulfilling the obligations of its popular mandate.
As an institution, the hill council remains
constrained by several factors including a limited constitutional mandate, weak policy
framework and inadequate resources. Despite these constrains, I am proud to report
that the fourth hill council managed to achieve several milestones as a result of the unstinting support of the general public and the untiring efforts of my colleagues in the
council and officers of the district administration led by the Chief Executive Officer of
LAHDC, Leh. Through their efforts, the fourth council was able to overcome several
challenges including resolution of the large financial liability inherited from the third
hill council, the long-term relief and rehabilitation of those affected by the 2010 flash
floods and hosting of the 33rd Kalachakra.
Since 2011, the fourth hill council has endeavored to bring about positive change and
improvements on many fronts. One of these sectors is education, where the efforts of
different stakeholders have borne fruits by way of a consistent improvement in board
exam results since 2011. The fourth hill council also prioritized transparency and improvement in the work culture of government offices in the district to ensure that public services were delivered in a prompt and decentralized manner. While there is always
scope for improvement, it is heartening to observe changes in the general work culture
that has started to produce results in different sectors.
The fourth hill council has continued with efforts to keep Ladakhi society rooted in its
time-tested cultural values even as it embraces modernity. The Ladakh Vision Document 2025 and LAHDC Perspective Plan for 12th Five Year Plan have provided important bridges to connect traditional heritage and modern values. They have helped
shape the fourth hill councils efforts to build a resilient and self-contained society that
champions social equity and justice, economic self reliance and inclusive development.
In leading the fourth hill council, I have witnessed the determination and persistence
of different stakeholders whose efforts have strengthened the hill council, which now
serves as a model for hill area development in India and around the world. While this is
commendable, we must guard against complacency and continue striving for excellence.
Rigzin Spalbar

Chief Executive Councilor/Chairman


Fourth hill council (2011-2015)
Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, Leh

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Ladakh 2025 Vision Document


Executive Summary
Ladakh is a society in transition. Largely isolated from the rest of the world till it was
opened for mass tourism in 1974, the region is still undergoing rapid change. New
ideas, lifestyles and practices meet an old indigenous tradition and culture in Ladakhi society, leading to varying degrees of uncertainty. To remedy this uncertainty, a
need was felt to develop a framework for Ladakhis to integrate the old with the new.
It was this need that led to the development of the Ladakh 2025 Vision Document
in 2005. The rapid decline of the regions resourcesnatural, social and cultural
was another reason for developing the vision document. The Ladakh 2025 Vision
Document was meant to serve as a collection of strategies to address this decline.
The four broad sections covered in the Ladakh 2025 Vision Document are traditional economy, new economy, physical infrastructure and social infrastructure.
This classification is aimed at facilitating a better understanding of the vision articulated in the document.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

New
Economy

TOURISM
SMALL SCALE & COTTAGE INDUSTRIES

LAND-BASED ECONOMY

Traditional
Economy

URBAN INFRASTRUCTURE
RURAL INFRASTRUCTURE
WATER RESOURCES

HEALTH

Physical
Infrastructure

POWER & ENERGY

EDUCATION

CONSERVATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES


SOCIAL AND CULTURAL VALUES

Social
Infrastructure

MICRO LEVEL PLANNING & GOVERNANCE

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Summarizing the vision document

LAND-BASED ECONOMY

Land-based economy includes agriculture and livestock husbandry and remains the backbone of Ladakhi society and economy. However, its importance has reduced greatly in the
last few years, with the advent of new employment opportunities. The restructuring of the
economy has eroded the self-sufficiency of traditional Ladakhi society. There is therefore a
need to sustain the land-based economy by making it more remunerative.
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

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The IT sector is not dependent on local natural resources and presents a unique opportunity
for growth and global excellence. In addition to its ability to generate plentiful employment
opportunities for educated Ladakhi youth in years to come, the IT sector has also emerged as
a strong enabler of critical development activities that are required in Ladakh today such as
e-governance, connectivity, distance education, disaster preparedness and telemedicine. However, this will require investment in appropriate infrastructure and skill training.
TOURISM

The tourism sector has emerged as one of the fastest growing components of the Ladakhi
economy. It provides jobs to thousands of people today and is a steady source of income for
local residents. However, Ladakhs tourism potential remains largely untapped and unregulated. Growth in this sector will require infrastructure development and training facilities
for professional hospitality management.
SMALL SCALE & COTTAGE INDUSTRIES

This sector includes manufacturing industries as well as the handloom and handicrafts activities. Given its traditional practices, this sector has vast untapped potential for employment
generation and economic growth. This is further supported by the availability of resources
such as apricots, pashmina wool and skilled craftsmen. It now requires entrepreneurial efforts to tap these advantages and realise their potential.
URBAN INFRASTRUCTURE

As the district headquarter, the infrastructure facilities in Leh are critically important. In
recent years, the towns infrastructure has been under tremendous pressure due to a growing
population driven by a tourism boom and rural-urban migration. There is now an urgent
need to improve traffic and transportation facilities in Leh, while also developing recreation
and other facilities. The main challenge remains modernization of the town, while also retaining its traditional character.
RURAL INFRASTRUCTURE

Rural infrastructure is important as it sustains traditional, village-based economy and society. The main challenge of developing rural infrastructure is to discourage rural-urban
migration by upgrading services like water, power and telecommunications.

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WATER RESOURCES

Water resources play a crucial role in the region as it is a semi-arid desert. Drinking and irrigation water facilities need to be improved significantly in Ladakh, given that the demand
for water in the region is anticipated to increase in the future. Simultaneously, flood control
work also needs to be carried out to prevent possible damage, while conserving water resources.
POWER & ENERGY

Power and energy are perhaps the most urgently required resources in Ladakh today. The
scarcity of power and energy serves as an important constraint for development in the region. Ladakh has no natural reservoir of fossil fuels and the distribution of power to remote
areas remains a challenge. These can be addressed through the use of renewable energy and
technologies and decentralised power generation and distribution systems. Furthermore, it
is important to instil a culture of energy conservation amongst the local population.
HEALTH & ENVIRONMENT

Being a high altitude region, Ladakh is home to a host of diseases peculiar to the region that
needs to be understood and managed appropriately. Also, in the context of limited physical
connectivity through the year, it is imperative that all medical facilities are available in the
region. Besides overhauling the health infrastructure, its also important to establish a special
institution to study the health challenges in higher altitudes.
EDUCATION

For many decades, the education sector in Ladakh has suffered neglect. The situation has
improved considerably through the active intervention of local communities, though many
challenges still remain. Some important challenges include the economic viability and lack
of relevance to local context and links with future occupations. There is this an urgent need
to make education in Ladakh economically sustainable, locally relevant and linked with
various occupations.
CONSERVATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES

Despite resource scarcity, Ladakh is rich in biodiversity. Unfortunately, Ladakhs precious


natural heritage has been facing severe anthropogenic pressure in recent times. There is an
urgent need to educate people, introduce appropriate legislation and promote the use of
renewable energy.
SOCIAL & CULTURAL VALUES

Ladakhs traditional society, based on principles of sustainability and community-based cooperation, is on the decline today as are its rich cultural practices. There is an urgent need for
Ladakh to preserve its traditional values, if it is to emerge as a society that ensures economic,
social and environmental justice.

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MICRO LEVEL PLANNING & GOVERNANCE

The vision document underlines the need for a people-centred approach to development.
This will require participatory institutions at various levels of decision-making and planning. These include the LAHDC, panchayat, block development councils and an elected
municipality (for Leh Town). Micro-level planning will then form the basis for planning, as
illustrated by the experience of the planning and implementation process in 200506 and
2006-07.

PRINCIPAL EMERGENT THEMES

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The vision document is loosely based on four sectionsthe traditional economy, the new
economy, physical infrastructure and social infrastructure. The important feature of this
classification is that the lower sections are broader and supportive of the other sections.
Thus, social infrastructure can be conceptualized as a base for all other activities in Ladakhi
society, followed by physical infrastructure and the land-based economy. Within the new
economy, industry (being a more basic sector) is at the base, while IT is at the cutting edge
of developmental change. The clear theme that emerges from this vision is one of economic
prosperity that includes all developmental concerns and is supported by social networks and
support systems.
However, the importance of land-based economy is highlighted over the new economy, as
they remain the bedrock of Ladakhi society. Thus, society must embrace the opportunities of the new economy while also preserving the time-tested processes of the traditional
or land-based economy. Further, development in Ladakh must be inclusive and based on
dialogues that allow different perspectives to be respected and included in decision-making.
These principles highlighted in the vision document provide the main context for planning
and implementation of developmental activities in Ladakh. In this document, the vision
document provides the broad structure to organize and evaluate the performance of the
fourth hill council whose term was from 2011 to 2015.

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Overview of the fourth hill council, Leh


The fourth council of LAHDC, Leh
Sh. Rigzin Spalbar, Lower Leh: Chief Executive Councillor
Sh. Sonam Dorjey, Tingmosgang: Executive Councillor (Agriculture)
Dr. Sonam Wangchuk, Hunder: Executive Councillor (Health)
Sh. Gurmet Dorjey, Korzok: Executive Councillor (Animal/Sheep)
Sh. Ghulam Abbas Abidi, Chushot: Executive Councillor (CA&PD) (2011-2013)
Sh. Mohd. Shafi Lassu, Nominated: Executive Councillor (CA&PD) (2013-2015)
Sh Abdul Ali, Turtuk
Sh. Tsewang Rigzin, Diskit
Sh. Rigzin Wangdus, Kyagar

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Sh. Tsering Angchuk, Panamik


Sh. Namgail Dorje, Tangtse
Sh. Namgail Phunchok, Chushul
Sh. Thupstan Wangchuk, Nyoma
Sh. Dorjay Motup, Kungyam
Sh. Gyal Phunchok Wangyal, Sakti
Sh. Tashi Nurboo, Igoo
Sh. Phunchok Wangchuk, Martselang
Sh. Tundup Spalzang, Thiksay
Gen. Lobzang Nyantak, Upper Leh
Sh. Tsering Sonam, Phyang
Sh. Tsering Norboo, Basgo
Sh. Rinchen Tundup, Saspol
Sh. Chetan Namgail, Khaltsi
Sh. Dawa Tsering, Skurbuchan
Sh. Tsering Angchuk, Lamayuru
Sh. Sonam Dorjey, Lingshed
Sh. Tsering Phuntsog, Skyu-Markha
Smt. Tsering Angmo, Nominated
Sh. Ghulam Sayeedin, Nominated
Smt. Tashi Angmo, Nominated

Achievements of the fourth hill council, 2011-2015

The term of the fourth council of the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development
Council, Leh spanned from 2011 to 2015. While these years have been eventful,
the fourth council was formed in the wake of the massive destruction caused by the
flash floods in August 2010. While the third hill council oversaw the immediate
relief and rehabilitation activities, the fourth hill council was responsible for long
term recovery, rebuilding communities, reclaiming lost resources and developing a
disaster management plan for the district. As substantiated by the reports of various
departments, this recovery and rebuilding processespecially in terms of physical
infrastructure, agricultural land and water channelswas largely completed within
two years, despite the short working season (May to October) in Ladakh.

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The chairman of the fourth hill council, Rigzin Spalbar has been a key figure in providing administrative and political leadership to fulfil many long pending demands,
infrastructural development, educational reforms, facilitating growth in the tourism
sector and ensuring that the benefits of different programmes reach every section of
the society. The fourth council has managed to get a number of projects sanctioned
from the central and state government.
The chairman of the council has also taken personal interest in raising the educational standards in the district and has retained the education portfolio. He has taken special efforts to work with the education department to fill vacancies, improve
transparency in teacher transfers and hold extra classes where necessary. The impact
of these efforts is reflected in a sustained improvement being reported in board exam
(10th and 12th) results and higher student enrolment.

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SOME NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE FOURTH HILL COUNCIL


The fourth hill council has been able
to maximise the benefits from various
government schemes to increase its
resource allocation from 110 crores
in 2010-11 to 315 crores in 2014-15.
In 2012, the fourth hill council prepared the Perspective Plan for 12th
Five Year Plan for Leh district. This
was formally unveiled by HH the Dalai Lama in July 2012.

In an effort to boost tourism, the


fourth hill council developed a worldclass Tourist Information Centre (TIC)
to provide assistance to visitors. The
TIC provides information, issues Protected Area Permits to international
tourists, an oxygen bar and facilities
for health centre, mini-museum and

In 2012, the fourth hill council inaugurated a girls hostel for students
pursuing their post graduate degrees
in Jammu.

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In the winter of 2012, LAHDC, Leh


ensured that the Alchi Hydel Power
project was operational and supplying electricity to various parts of the
district.
The fourth hill council honoring Ladakh Scouts on their golden jubilee celebrations at
Sindhu Sanskriti Kendra, Leh

HH The Dalai Lama releasing LAHDC, Lehs Perspective Plan

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sale counters. It serves as a one-stop


centre for tourists visiting Leh. The TIC
was inaugurated by the Honble Chief
Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Shri
Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on 12 July,
2015. The J&K government has decided to replicate this model across the
state.
The fourth hill council has established
the Food Crafts Institute in Leh town
to impart culinary skills to youth and
preserve traditional Ladakhi cuisine.
19th Kushok Bakula Rinpoche Shradanjali park

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The fourth council has initiated farmers cooperatives and supply chains for
milk production and consumption.
The fourth council has distributed
land to deserving individuals and institutions, while also addressing many
long-standing cases related to land
ownership in Leh town and villages
around it. Besides villagers, land has
been allotted to set up educational
(degree college in Diskit, Kashmir University satellite campus) and development institutions (SKUAST, K centres)
in different parts of the district.
As an IT initiative in the district, the
fourth hill council launched a griev-

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Various dignitaries and students from Government Higher Secondary School, Diskit with the winners trophy for the Ladakh Grand Quiz contest 2014

ances portal on the LAHDC, Leh website (www.leh.nic.in) in January 2015.


As an IT initiative to boost tourism,
the fourth hill council has developed
an online system to register for a
Protected Area Permit. This system
allows tourists the convenience of
applying for the permit from any location in the world, while also ensuring financial transparency. The system was inaugurated by the Honble
Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir,
Shri Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on 12
July, 2015.

Inauguration of Ladakh International Film Festival at Sindhu Sanskriti Kendra, Leh

The fourth hill council has enabled


the setting up of the satellite campus
of Kashmir University at Taru-thang.
The fourth hill council initiated the
Ladakh International Film Festival in
2012 with hundreds of participants
from Ladakh and around the world
In 2013, the fourth hill council celebrated the golden jubilee of Ladakh
Scouts at Sindhu Sanskriti Kendra,
Leh and honoured several army officials with citations and gifts.

Governor NN Vohra and Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Omar Abdullah laying the foundation stone for the satellite campus of Kashmir University at Taru

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Multi-purpose indoor stadium under construction opposite the council secretariat

The fourth hill council managed to


reclaim 130 kanals of land from the
Indian Army to construct the multipurpose open stadium near Spithuk
(Pethub) monastery.
The fourth hill council initiated efforts
and followed up with the Border Roads
Organisation to ensure that the national highway from Skya-tsags to Sabu
junction was widened to four lanes.
In 2013-14, the fourth hill council managed to get the necessary sanctions
and started execution of the mega Leh
Beautification Project worth 217.35
crores by Ministry of Urban Development, GOI under the Urban Infrastructure Development Scheme for Small
& Medium Towns (UIDSSMT), which is
part of the Jawaharlal Nehru National
Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM).
The fourth hill councils achievement
includes sanctioning and implementation of Rajiv Awaz Yojna Slum
Project for the improvement of Leh
old town with approved budget of
2,221.88 lakhs from the Ministry of
Housing and Urban Poverty AlleviaSnow leopard

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New building of SNM hospital, Leh

tion, Government of India. A total of


6 crores and 86 lakhs has already
been released for the implementation of the project.
The fourth hill council got 985.17
lakhs sanctioned for Slum Improvement Project under the scheme for
Integrated Housing and Urban Development Program (IHSDP) by Ministry
of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Government of India under
the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban
Renewal Mission (JNNURM).

DANA HP petrol pump

The fourth hill council has focussed on


upgrading and expanding the infrastructure in the district. This includes
installation of street lighting, road
widening, developed parking spaces
in Leh town, development of gardens
and stream lining of traffic movement.
The fourth hill council repaired the
damage caused to the Sonam Norboo
Memorial (SNM) hospital in the 2010
floods. They also expanded the hospital by upgrading and completing the
construction of new hospital buildings, which are now functional and

The MoU being signed between LAHDC, Leh and KC Social Welfare Trust,
Nawashahra

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The indoor ice hockey rink under construction opposite the council secretariat

include new facilities like CT scanner


and oxygen-filling plant. The council
also started a program that takes doctors from SNM hospital to villages every month to conduct health checks.
In 2014, the fourth hill council ensured
that the Indian Armys Shradhanjali Park on airport road was officially
christened as the 19th Kushok Bakula
Rinpoche Shradhanjali Park.
The fourth hill council started a systematic dog sterilization program to
control the dog population in the district.
The fourth hill council started construction of an open stadium with a
budget of 22 crores and an indoor
stadium with a budget of 8 crores to
give an impetus to sports in the district.
The fourth hill council has expanded
the banking options available to the
residents of the district by inviting and
establishing private banks like HDFC,
IDBI and Axis Bank in the district.
In 2014, the fourth hill council drafted
and adopted the Ladakh Eco-tourism
policy to regulate and manage tour-

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ism in the district in a sustainable and


equitable manner. This institutionalized the long-term efforts of the hill
council, which was earlier recognized
by the Government of India when it
awarded the hill council the Responsible Tourism Award in 2014.
In 2014, the fourth hill council formulated a plan to use the environmental fees collected from tourists ( 217
lakhs) to preserve and manage the
fragile environment of the region.
In 2014, the fourth hill council constituted the Snow Leopard Conservation Trust to manage biodiversity rich
areas and involve various rural communities of the district in the management of natural resources. As part
of these efforts, the fourth hill council
started regulating snow leopard tourism and Chadder trek by limiting the
number of tourists allowed and levying a fee that would be used to manage the environmental and social impact of tourism.
In 2014, the fourth hill council successfully contributed to hosting the
33rd Kalachakra Initiation by HH The
Dalai Lama in Jive-tsal, Shey.

The efforts of the hill council was recognized by H.H. the Dalai Lama who
addressed a special general council
session held on July 17, 2014 at the
Assembly Hall in the Council Secretariat.
The fourth hill council established
the office complex of the Central Arid
Zone Research Institute in Skara.
In 2014, the fourth hill council was
allotted 10,800 sq ft of land (approx
2 kanals) adjoining adjacent Gurez
House in Bemina by Srinagar Development Authority to construct Ladakh House.
In 2015, the fourth hill council inaugurated the Dana HP Petrol Pump in
Leh to generate resources to support
medical and educational requirements of poor and deserving residents of the district.
In 2015, LAHDC, Leh signed an MoU
with Ladakh Winter Sports Club, Leh
to promote ice hockey and ice skat-

ing and to complete the ice hockey


rink opposite council secretariat by
generating the required resources
and providing technical expertise.
In 2015, LAHDC, Leh signed a Memorandum of Understanding with KC
Social Welfare Trust, Nawashahra
(Punjab) to ensure that Ladakhi students are provided scholarships and
facilities to pursue various professional and specialized courses. In addition, KC Welfare Trust will also assist
LAHDC, Leh to build capacity and
establish these courses in Leh. On 14
July, the first batch of 46 students left
for their higher secondary education
as part of this agreement.
In 2015, LAHDC, Leh signed a Memorandum of Understanding with WAPCOS Limited (a Government of India
undertaking) to develop and manage
projects regarding water management, erosion control, agriculture,
horticulture and tourism.

HH the Dalai Lama addressing a special session of the general council, LAHDC, Leh in July 2014

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Revenue Department
The revenue department is responsible for maintaining land records, land reforms, settlement operations, preparation of records of rights and recovery of arrears in the district.
Revenue table 1

Summary of land regularized and allotted by the fourth hill council


Sr. No.

Area

Name

kanal

marla

3
311
4186
6456

02
08
00

06
12
10
02
172
35
01
10
01
03
00
310
01

00
00
00
00
02
03
00`
00
00
11
10
08
02

16
11
47
13
06
36
02
04
06
7776

00
00
19
06
00
16
13
18
00
00

00
00
115
00
01
04
02
83
378
93

10
10
00
07
02
04
00
14
10
09

20,121

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2011
1
2
3
4

22

28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35

Community Hall, Nimooling, Leh


Extension of Spituk Abadi Den at Agling
414 families of Command Area, Chuchot Gongma
538 families of Command Area, Stok
2012
Gonpa village, Leh
Gonpa Lonchen Bagdarskyab Chukchik Jal Tsogspa, Wanla
Sant Nirankari Mandal
Nuns Association, Leh
Allotment of Leh town
Leh Modern School, Saboo-thang
Community hall, Lower Mitsik Chulung
Nari Niketan at Saboo
Photoksar Sarai
Norboo Wangchuk, s/o Sonam Norboo, R/o Leh for cinema hall near Choglamsar
Tashi Rabgais, s/o Phunchok Paljor, R/o Sakti
851 families of Ibex colony
Tashi Rigzin, s/o Tsering Angdus, R/o Shachukul
2013
Community hall, Skampari Yogma
Construction of gonpa at Diskit-Tsal, Leh
Buddhist Youth Center at Phey
Flood affected from Spituk
Sacred New Era School
New Millenium School
Skara Yokma School, Leh
Traditional Archery Society Ldakh, Saboo Juk
RESTI near K.V School, Choglamsar
648 families of Command Area, Chuchot Yogma
2014
Tsering Dorje, s/o Tashi Sonam, R/o Thiksey
Anjuman Sofia Noorbakshia, Leh
Lamdon Welfare Society to upgrade its School
Tip Top Sports and Culture Welfare Society, Leh
Community Hall of New Leh
Imamia Masjid Sharif, Housing Colony
Lalok Kunphan Tsogspa
Parking at Jive-tsal, LBA

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Tashi Targaisling at Kharnakling

5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27

Total

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Revenue table 2

Year wise report of revenue collected


Year

Mutation
Fee

Revenue
Ext. Fee

Demarcation Fee

STC/BAC
Fee

Income
certificate

Ground
rent

Land
premium

Total

2011

1,42,880

93,025

10,600

31,160

3,44,805

35,000

7,42,290

2012

2,89,350

85,300

13,400

37,620

76,400

18,412

10,000

5,30,482

2013

321910

72,345

19,550

34,180

1,43,580

32,035

11,98,250

18,21,850

2014

1,80,990

35,690

8,000

16,700

72,420

6,673

3,20,473

No

Total

34,15,095

Other allotments:
Many land allotments have been
made in favor of deserving individuals/families, flood-affected families,
war heroes, eminent sportspersons,
awardees, charity, social and educational purposes etc.

A total allotment of 1,499 kanals


was made to SKUAST to establish a
KVKK center at Mudh, Nyoma.

A total allotment of 819 kanals 7


marla was made in favor of Kashmir
University to establish their satellite
campus at Taru Thang.

The regularization of land records for


721 and 556 families, which were
made by the second hill council on
22 February, 2005 but not processed
since have been taken up and are currently being processed.

A total allotment of 404 kanals was


made to RRS CAZRI Jodhpur at
Stakna SKUAST for its cold arid zone
agriculture research station.
A total allotment of 4 kanals 16 marlas was made to SSB at Agling Spituk
for its Transit Centre.

A total allotment of 5 kanals 12 marlas was made at Diskit Nubra to construct Munsif Court.

A total of 98 kanals 15 marlas has been


identified and leveled to construct a
New Bus station, Taxi stand etc.
A total of 58 kanals 1 marla has been

Land distribution-Chushot yokma

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Land distribution

allotted to the Tourism department to


construct a convention complex.
A total of 3 kanals 4 marlas has been allotted to BSNL to construct telecommunication-related infrastructures at
Agling Thang.
A total of 5 kanals has been allotted at
Sabu Juk to the Metrological department to establish a weather station.
A total of 10 kanals 12 marlas of land
has been handed to the medical department from the old SSB complex.
A total of 80 kanals at Takskithang
has been handed over to the Leh development authority to establish the
Food Craft Institute.
A total of 901 kanal 12 marla has
been allotted to the Tourism Dept. to
develop a golf course at Shey Manla.
A total of 2 kanals 8 marlas has been
allotted to the Information department to construct an Auditorium
Hall at Diskit.
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A total of 1 kanal 10 marlas at


Chushul has been allotted to the
Wildlife Protection department with
a No Objection Certificate from the
village panchayat to construct an inspection facility.
A total of 15 kanals has been allotted at Shey Yokma Bagh to the village
panchayat of Shey to construct their
Panchayat building, ration store etc.
The approval and allotment of 10,046
kanals and 12 marlas has been made
to construct an Air Base at Mudh
Nyoma with no objection certificates
from local villagers with the added
condition that the base must benefit
the village of Mudh.
A total of 16 marlas adjacent to the
Christian cemetery has been made to
the Church in place of road widening
near the Church complex at Karzu.
A total of 188 kanal 8 marla has been
allotted to the Tourism department
to construct a Spiritual Destination

Centre at Gonpa Leh. Around 27


kanal 13 marla of private land has
been transferred for this purpose. A
total of 6 marlas has been made in favor of Gonpa village at old KV complex in lieu of this land.
A total of 14 kanal 11 marla has been
allotted to J&K Bank to develop a
park at Bomgarh behind Deskittsal.
A total of 17 kanal of land has been allotted in favour of Cooperative Marketing Society, Leh, which includes
construction of a cold storage facility.
A total of 6 kanal 14 marla at Tangtse
has been allotted to the medical department to extend its hospital
A total of 60 kanal at Chushot Shamma has been allotted to develop infrastructure/offices for the block headquarters.
A total of 100 kanal at Diskit has
been approved for allotment to the
forest department for their field research station.
A total of 5 kanal 12 marla has been
allotted for the construction of the
SSP staff quarters at Leh.
A total of 85 kanal 11 marla has been
allotted at Stakna to cultivate medicinal plants for Men-tse-khang through
the soil conservation department.
A roundabout was approved at Skyatsaks Petrol Pump to construct a Martyrs Memorial Stupa, which was inaugurated by HH Dalai Lama.
A total of 320 kanal 16 marla at Stakna above Igoo-Phey canal has been
allotted to the Indian Institute of Integrative Medicines.
A total of 4 kanals has been allotted for
the construction of the Dana HP Petrol
Pump at the end of Deskit-Tsal Leh.

A total of 6 kanal 2 marla has been


allotted to the Peoples Action Group
for Inclusion and Rights (PAGIR) at
Sabu Juk.
A total of 3 kanal at Solar Colony
Choglamsar has been allotted for
the construction of their panchayat
building.
A total of 3 kanal 4 marla at Chaktsal
Gang to Deskit Tsal has been allotted
for the construction of a monastery.
A total of 17 marla at Spituk has been
allotted for the construction of a residential house for monks of Druk Targyun Tsogspa Tia
A total of 70 kanal at Sabu Pema has
been allotted for the construction of a
Judicial Complex
The regularization of residential land
of 201 individuals at Tashi Gatsal,
Choglamsar has been approved.
A total of 50 kanal at Spituk, next to
the open stadium has been approved
for a parking lot.
A total of 5 kanal 11 marla at Khaltse
has been approved in favour of Principal Sessions Judge Leh to construct
a Munsif Court Complex.
The fourth hill council vacated the
CRPF from old SSB complex to enable construction of shopping huts.
The fourth hill council allotted and
handed over 477 kanal 18 marla under Khasara no. 4272, 3873 to ITBP
in Thiksey.
A total of 2 kanals has been allotted
to different individuals, including
2 marlas to Anjuman-i-Imamia and
1.10 kanal to Anjuman-Moin-ulIslam in lieu of land acquired from
them to widen the road through Leh
market as part of the Leh beautification purpose.
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Land-based economy
This section includes agriculture and livestock husbandry sectors, which
forms the basis of traditional Ladakhi society. In recent years, the
significance of the land-based economy has reduced greatly in Ladakh.
This is largely caused by the availability of alternative employment
opportunities in Ladakh. While this does not pose a serious challenge,
overt dependence on the outside world for critical requirements such as
food is neither sustainable nor desirable. The departments under this
section focus on strengthening land-based economic activities in Ladakh.

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Agriculture Department
The main objective of the agriculture department is to increase productivity and
production of various crops and adoption of new technologies by the farming
community. In addition, they also promote cultivation of improved high-yielding
seeds, integrated nutrient management, pest management, compost-making, organic farming and the use of modern agricultural tools and machinery.

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LAND-BASED
ECONOMY

ACHIEVEMENTS
The department has procured a soiltesting van, which will be operational
from the 2015 cropping season.
The department has introduced new
farm-related machineries to make
farming easy, convenient and attractive. It provides a multi-crop thresher
powered by a diesel engine, crop
reaper at 50% subsidy, power tiller at
33% subsidy and water lifting pump
at 50% subsidy to a maximum of
10,000 farmers.
A hostel-cum-training centre has
been constructed at Leh for farmers
from remote parts of the district.
A Mushroom Spawn (seed) Production unit is under construction at the
Vegetable Development Farm in Gupuk near Leh to supply farmers in the
district with mushroom seeds.
In 2011-12, the department initiated
production of certified potato seeds
by providing an initial supply of 904
quintals of seeds to registered growers.
Around 1,900 quintals of high quality certified seeds of pea (Arkal) were
distributed to farmers to enable cultivation of fresh peas for personal
consumption and for sale in Ladakh,
Srinagar, Jammu and Delhi.
The production of cash crops in the
district has increased almost 400%
in the past few years, with increased
area coverage in Leh town and surrounding villages. This has helped
improve the socio-economic status
of these farmers.
In the last five years, the department
has provided financial support to construct 705 vegetable cellars to store
surplus vegetables for the winter.

The department has built 782 trenches and 19 commercial green houses
to help grow offseason crops and
raise vegetable seedlings early in the
season.
The department has provided 255
units of chain link fencing to farmers
in the district to establish kitchen gardens.
Since 2011, the department has
sponsored 6,000 Kissan Credit Cards
through various banks in the district. So far, the banks have disbursed
5,597 cases and released an amount
of 52.65 crores.
Since 2011, the department has been
organizing district-level exhibitions
for vegetables and fruits. It has also
organized 22 farmer camps in different blocks of the district. The department has also taken 60 farmers for an
exposure tour to Himachal Pradesh,
Punjab and Haryana, which included
visits to the Indian Agricultural Research Institute and Sher-e-Kashmir
University of Agricultural Science and
Technology, Kashmir.
In 2014-15, the department distributed 402 quintals162 quintals more
than its targetof bio-fertilizers/
compost at a 50% subsidy. (see Agriculture table 1)

Agriculture Table 1
Distribution of bio-fertilizer/compost on 50% subsidy
Year

Target

Achievement

2010-11

160 quintals

160 quintals

2011-12

266 quintals

266 quintals

2012-13

240 quintals

240 quintals

2013-14

218 quintals

218 quintals

2014-15

240 quintals

402 quintals

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LAND-BASED
ECONOMY

Agriculture Table 2
Support provided to beneficiaries by the department
Machinery

Quantity Beneficiaries

Seeds

2011-12
77

77

Pea Arkil

Brush cutter

68

68

Water lifting pump

10

10

Multi crop thresher (diesel engine)

22

22

116

348.80 qtls

2,325

Vegetable seeds

15.93

10,620

Vegetable hybrid seeds

2.30

767

2011-12
Pea Arkil

319.60

2,130

116

Vegetable seeds

17.35

11,193

3.67

800

268

400

Pea Arkil

320 qtls

2,133

Vegetable seeds

21.20 qtls

12,470

Hybrid seeds

3.90 qtls

1,698

2012-13
Diesel Hall

87

87

Hybrid seeds

Brush cutter

69

69

Potato foundation seeds


Potato certified seeds

2014-15
Thresher (diesel engine)

Beneficiaries

2010-11

Diesel Hall (Angad)

Grass cutter

Quantity

12

2012-13

12

28

Potato foundation seeds

150 qtls

200

Potato certified seeds

600 qtls

1,200

2013-14
Pea Arkil

480 qtls

2,400

Vegetable seeds

15.47 qtls

11,489

Hybrid seeds

2.25 qtls

1,018

Potato foundation seeds

240 qtls

400

Potato certified seeds

400 qtls

800

2014-15
Pea Arkil

592 qtls

2,960

Vegetable seeds

17.10 qtls

12,300

Hybrid seeds

2.70 qtls.

500

Potato foundation seeds

155 qtls

250

Potato certified seeds

Agriculture Table 3
Business turnover of vegetable cooperative marketing societies in Leh district
Name of Cooperative Society

2010-11

2011-12

2012-2013

2013-2014

2014-15

M/S Leh

15,571,615

15,265,640

1,634,4947

23,112,091

25,309,518

M/S Nubra

5,283,436

4,901,636

5,569,000

5,265,376

5,304,000

M/S Chorbat

3,330,576

2,872,774

2,406,900

2,628,250

2,686,735

M/S Sham Fruit

6,901,489

3,642,351

8,680,203

9,191,852

10,014,082

M/S Kharu

6,577,561

6,889,350

9,394,887

5,984,854

9,970,097

Total

37,664,677

3,357,175

42,395,937

46182423

53,284,432

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LAND-BASED
ECONOMY

Horticulture Department
The horticulture department plays a central role in supplementing farmers income by providing support for fruit and plant production.

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ACHIEVEMENTS
Under the Special Task Force, fruit and
vegetable processing/training units
have been established in two phases.
In the first phase, a fruit and vegetable processing/training unit was established at Nimoo at an estimated
cost of 1 crore and in the second
phase, single units were established
in Khaltsi and Disket (Nubra).
The department has established 266
orchards at a 50% subsidy at a maximum of 20,000 per beneficiary and
minimum orchard size of two kanals.
In addition, 42 orchards have been
established through a 50% subsidy
for fruit plantation/fencing at a maximum of 10,000 per beneficiary and
a minimum orchard size of one kanal.
Osmotic dehydration of apricot was
introduced in 2003 to allow growers
to dry apricots hygienically and sell
them for prices ranging from 200 to
350 per kilogram.

The department distributed 787 osmotic units with preservatives and


3,839 plastic crates under the Post
Harvest Management scheme at a
cost of 46.52 lakhs.
Around 250 farmers were trained
about relevant latest technologies as
part of the ongoing scheme to educate farmers.
Since 2011, 920 green houses have
been established for vegetable, fruit
and strawberry cultivation.

Under the replacement scheme,
2,440 UV stabilized films were distributed for existing green houses at 50%
subsidy at a cost of 31 lakhs.
Under the National Mission on Medicinal Plants, four sheds were established in the private sector, prioritizing local amchis, to dry, sort and
grade medicinal herbs.

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LAND-BASED
ECONOMY

Animal Husbandry Department


The animal husbandry department was established as a separate unit in 1979-80
and is responsible for livestockwith the exception of sheep and goatdevelopment in the district. This department plays a key role in the district, where animal
husbandry is an important livelihood strategy.

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ACHIEVEMENTS
In 2013, a new veterinary hospital
complex was established at Skara,
Leh. The hospital has all necessary facilities including x-ray machine, ultrasound, chemical analyser, blood analyser, milk-testing and dung-testing.
It also has a 24-hour mobile clinic.
Please see Animal husbandry table 1
for the number of cases handled by
the department.

The department has introduced
schemes to market milk including the
use of milk vending machines The
machine installed at Changspa sells
an average of 38 liters each day to
approximately 50 people. Two manually-operated vending machines
installed at Changspa supply an average of 15 liters each day. The depart-

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ment is also operating two mobile


automatic vending machines in Nubra and Leh.
In 2013-14, the department initiated
the formation of milk societies in the
Sham region. It currently operates a
milk van and maintains a bulk milk
cooler in Saspol, which are part of a
supply chain to supply milk across
the district. Three bulk milk coolers
have been purchased under the Special Task Force and two have already
been installed in Nubra and Chushot.
The department introduced an Artificial Insemination (AI) program
in 2013-14 in Leh district under the
guidelines of Livestock Development
Board, Srinagar to produce high milk

LAND-BASED
ECONOMY

yield and disease-resistant progenies.


A total of 33 animal husbandry centers have been upgraded to include
AI facilities.

under National Mission for Protein


Supplements and Rashtriya Kisan Vikas Yojana for 28 beneficiaries with a
25% subsidy.

In 2014, the department set up a liquid nitrogen plant to produce liquid


nitrogen in Leh, which was earlier being sourced from Srinagar. Liquid nitrogen is used to store semen straws
necessary for AI. Currently, the plant
produces 21 liters of liquid nitrogen
per hour, which is supplied to animal
husbandry centers across the district
and also to Kargil and Srinagar when
required.

Three progressive farmers were nominated for participation in the statelevel seminar/workshop at Shere-eKashmir International Conference
Centre, Srinagar in October, 2013,
where Skalzang Tundup was awarded as the best farmer from Ladakh.

A semen processing laboratory is currently being set up to make semen


straws of pashmina goats, yak and
horses for use in the breed improvement scheme.
The department inaugurated a milk
pasteurization plant at Agling in
2013-14 as part of LaMUL (Ladakh
Milk Union Limited), which will collect and market milk and ensure that
benefits reach farmers directly. LaMUL will be equipped to make curd,
panner (cottage cheese), yak cheese
(European type) and supply milk.

Jersey cows were introduced in Leh


district by purchasing cross breed jerseys from Himachal and Kargil under
district plan/BADP/TSP.
In view of the increasing conflict between stray dogs and humans, the
department has initiated a sterilization program to control the dog
population in the district (see animal
husbandry table 2 and table 3).
Several national-level schemes such
as the Border Area Development
Program, Special Central Assistance,
Tribal Sub Plan and Rashtriya Kisan
Vikas Yojana have been implemented
by the department.

A new poultry hatchery has been established with a capacity of 13,500


eggs (incubator) and 9,000 eggs (setter). Currently, the farms at Changspa
and Khaltse procure table eggs from
Srinagar for distribution across the
district.
The department has subsidized 484
units under the rural backyard poultry development program and 615
units under Tribal Sub Plan (TSP) in
2013-14.
A record 25,000 vaccinations have
been administered for foot and
mouth disease in the district.

CEC Rigzin Spalbar inaugurating the milk vending machines.

The department has also established


demonstration units for 60 beneficiaries, established single cow units

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LAND-BASED
ECONOMY

Animal husbandry table 1


Cases handled at the District Veterinary Hospital, Leh
Year

Number of cases

2011-12

2,249

2012-13

2,348

2013-14

2,507

2014-15

5,262

Location
District veterinary hospital (pologround)
District Veterinary Hospital, Skara

Animal husbandry table 2


Sterilizations carried out by the department (2012-2015) at the district veterinary hospital
Period

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Sterilizations

Area

06/05/2013 to 30/08/2013

078

Leh town

06/03/2014 to 20/08/2014

140

Leh town

07/08/2014 to 15/08/2014

094

Disket (Nubra)

11/09/2014 to 31/12/2014

230

Leh town

01/02/2015 to 16/02/2015

139

Shey-Thiksey

27/02/2015 to 28/04/2015

084

Leh town

March 2012 to March 2015

050 pets
Animal husbandry table 3
Sterilizations carried out by partner NGOs (Ladakh AntiRabies Dog Management/Ladakh Animal Care Society,
Ayu Saboo)
Period

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Sterilizations

June 2013

226

July 2013

355

August 2013

344

September 2013

239

Total

1,164

LAND-BASED
ECONOMY

Sheep Husbandry Department


In 2014-15, Leh district was home to an estimated 350,000 sheep and goat, a
large part of which were present in Changthang. The department is responsible
for providing information, technology and support to herders to ensure livelihood
stability and ensure a steady source of high quality pashmina fiber, wool and small
ruminant meat.

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Pashmina dehairing plant, Leh

ACHIEVEMENTS
Under the Nutrient Supplement Program, free supplementary feed for
sheep and goat worth 64.63 lakhs
was distributed to livestock breeders
in Changthang, Digar and Tangyar
villages during the winter. A total of
2,034 nomadic families were covered
under this program.
Under the Special Task Force Program
(STFP), seven winter reserve pastures in Changthang, namely Samad,
Chushul, Tegajung, Hanle, Chumur,
Kargyam and Kharnak were developed at an estimated cost of 81.54
lakhs. These covered an area of 3,000
kanals. Once the reserve pastures are
integrated with the watershed projects, it is expected to benefit 500 nomadic families and 70,000 livestock.

Under STFP, around 100 tsabkaks


(fences) were constructed to benefit
100 families and 5,400 livestock. In
addition, small land holdings/fields
were fenced to protect them from
Tibetan Wild Ass and unregulated
grazing. These efforts are expected
to provide nutritional security during
winter. In addition to the fencing, the
department is also supplying alfalfa
seeds to families in Changthang.
In order to meet the fodder requirements and to promote fodder crops
in Changthang, a model fodder development station with irrigation
channels has been established in Nidder village under STFP.
Around 525 nomadic families benefited with the hiring of 24 pasture

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LAND-BASED
ECONOMY

guards under STFP, to monitor grazing by wild animals and use of winter
pastures in the summer.

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Currently, the department has an annual fodder capacity of 6,000 quintals, which makes it the single largest
fodder production entity in Ladakh.
This has been achieved through the
use of intensive fodder production
techniques at the farms operated by
the department. The surplus fodder
is routed through feed/fodder banks
to promote nutritional security of
small ruminants in Changthang and
to serve as a source of revenue for the
department.
A total of 7,666 Breeder Registration
Cards have been issued to sheep and
goat breeders in the district. From
2015, all developmental and support
initiatives of the department have
been channeled through this system.
In an effort to address water scarcity
and reduce grazing pressures, five
bore well pumps have been installed
at different locations in Changthang
to benefit an estimated 300 nomadic
families.

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A total of 21 breeder camps have


been conducted since 2011 to update
pastoralists about modern methods
of breeding, feeding, management
and livestock production.
Since 2011, veterinary services have
been expanded by training 179 youth
in simple medicine, breeding and
livestock management and were subsequently hired as paramedics by the
department.
The rarays system has been re-established with 72 herders being hired
since 2011 to address the shortage of
manpower in rearing livestock.
A total of 1,174 high quality rams/billy goats were purchased from private
breeders and departmental farms
and distributed amongst livestock
breeders since 2011 to improve the
quality of goats and increase pashm
production.
The department has constructed vats
in different locations to dip sheep and
goat for ecto-paracidal treatment.
Since 2011, 73 mini-farms have been
established to supplement the pash-

LAND-BASED
ECONOMY

Distribution of boots, tents, torch, etc.

mina goat holdings of the breeder


and augment household income.
A total of 1,230 lambing sheds have
been distributed to herders.
Since 2011, 147 sheep/goat units
have been established for small farmers.
Between 2012 and 2015, 785 sheep
pens have been constructed in Durbuk and Nyoma blocks to reduce environmental stress and disease risks
in the winter.
Improvised tents, solar torches and
gumboots were given to 350 nomadic families in 2013-14.
The department has supplied 2,023 ergonomically-designed pashm combs
to breeders free-of-cost. This prototype comb has been developed by the
department through field tests and
user feedback.
In 2014, a new project called Pashmina Promotion Program (P-3) was
sanctioned by the Ministry of Textile
with a budget of 25.42 crores. The
program aims to increase pashmina production and general wealth
through value addition in Ladakh.

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This program includes:


1. 156 lakhs has been sanctioned to
establish a fiber-testing centre.
2. 50 lakhs has been sanctioned to
create a disease surveillance centre.
3. 37 lakhs has been sanctioned to
create a Geographical Information
System laboratory.
4. Provide support to build animal shelters with a guard room for Changpa
nomads of Changthang. Currently,
100 families in Korzok, Samad, Ankung and Kharnak have started construction of passive-solar shelters
with a subsidy provision of 2 lakhs
each, which has been transferred directly to their bank accounts.
5. 41 lakhs has been sanctioned to
create a facility to spin pashmina with
the help of portable electric units.
6. 98 lakhs has been sanctioned to construct solarized community centers.
7. 25 lakhs has been sanctioned to
construct open fodder enclosures.
8. 1,935 crores has been sanctioned
to construct and develop a pashmina
dehairing plant.

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New Economy
This section includes sectors like information technology, tourism and
small and cottage industries, which have developed in the last few decades. In recent years, these sectors have grown significantly and provide viable employment opportunities in Ladakh. While this does not pose
a serious challenge, overt dependence on the outside world for critical requirements such as food is neither sustainable nor desirable. The departments under this section focus on strengthening land-based economic
activities in Ladakh.

Information Technology
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Several innovative projects and initiatives have been taken up by the fourth hill
council to improve processes, operations and service delivery in the district through
the use of information technology. Inventive e-governance projects have been initiated across wide-ranging sectors across the district. The National Informatics Center
(NIC), Leh is responsible for developing and providing technical support for these
initiatives. The NIC has installed optical fibers (34 mbps) and two VSAT satellites
(512 kbps) to ensure seamless and uninterrupted connectivity for the implementation of these projects.

ACHIEVEMENTS
A 10 Kw solar plant has been installed
in the IT enclave building at NIC office, Leh to ensure uninterrupted
power supply and internet connectivity to all the government offices.
The Ministry of New and Renewable
Energy has approved a proposal to
install 6 similar 10 Kw solar plants
across the district through LREDA,
LAHDC, Leh.
In the Lok Sabha election 2014 and
J&K assembly election 2014, the district administration used GENSYS
software to randomize deployment
of polling staff and Electronic Voting
Machines and to monitor the polling
process. An online platform was also
developed and maintained by NIC,
Leh to disseminate relevant electionrelated information to the public.

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The General Provident Fund account


of all government employees in the
district was successfully computerized in 2013-14 by NIC, Leh. These accounts can now be viewed at http://
jkfunds.nic.in
NIC, Leh has computerized the process for registering vehicles and licenses in the district.
NIC, Leh has developed an internet
portal (www.leh.nic.in) for LAHDC,
Leh and the district administration.
It provides a diversity of information
related to the district including information for tourists, employment opportunities, government orders etc.
An online system has been developed
to redress the grievances of the common public in the district. This sys-

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Sh. Madhav Lal, IAS Chief Secretary, Government of Jammu and Kashmir inaugurated the new NIC District Centre
on the 19th of November 2011

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tem, which ensures transparency and


efficiency, was developed by National
Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT), Leh and is
expected to improve accountability
and enhance service delivery mechanisms in the district.
An online system to issue Protected
Area Permits (PAP) to international
tourists has been initiated through
the efforts of the DC, Leh, Saugat
Biswas. The new system has been developed by NIELIT and is accessible
on the internet (www.lahdclehpermit.in). The user-friendly interface is
transparent, easy-to-use and accessible from across the world. It also
uses enhanced security features such
as unique security holograms, special
stamps and advanced tracking mechanisms.

Applicants photo being captured for driving license

Officials posting the GPF Schedule

NIC, Leh developed the District Library Management System in collaboration with NIELIT to provide ICT
and automation support to District
Library, Leh along with e-cataloguing
of its volumes.
An Integrated Disease Surveillance
Project has been initiated by fourth
hill council. The system, developed
by NIC, Leh, generates weekly reports

Training session at CIC centre, Kharu

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on diseases to monitor and check the


spread of diseases in the district. During periods of crisis, such as the Phuktal floods in May 2015, these reports
are generated on a daily basis to ensure effective disaster management.
NIC, Leh conducts regular e-literacy
training programs for government
employees across the district through
Block Information Offices. Between
2011-12 and 2014-15, 300 officers
and 5 councilors have received e-literacy training.

In an effort to ease various processes


in the court, an e-Court room is currently being developed by NIC, Leh.
The development process is in its final stages and expected to be implemented in the near future.

In 2013, various services and processes of the Municipal Committee,


Leh were computerized, including
an online system to issue birth and
death certificates and grant building
permissions.
The functions of the District Treasury
Office, Leh were computerized in
2014 and a dedicated 2 mbps leased
line has been installed for different
operations like receipts, payments,
stamps and pensions.
Large-size LED display screens have
been installed in the LAHDC, Leh
secretariat, conference hall and the
DC Office to facilitate meetings and
video conferences.

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NIC, Leh has developed and implemented a Common Integrated Police


Application (CIPA) in the district to
help the police register case details
efficiently and seamlessly.

The electoral rolls for the district have


been computerized and being updated on a regular basis.

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Tourism
Tourism has emerged as one of the dominant segments of the current Ladakhi
economy. It provides jobs to thousands of people and one of the biggest sources of
income for locals after the government sector. However, this sector also faces many
challenges. One important challenge is that of infrastructure for tourism, which
needs to be developed. In this regard, new roads, appropriate facilities and a training facility need to be developed in Ladakh. A second important challenge is that of
regulation of tourism to minimise its negative impacts and redistribution of benefits
to address the unequal distribution of benefits.
The two departments in this section are the Leh Development Authority (LDA) and
Tourism Department. They are primarily responsible for promoting, managing and
developing tourism in the district.

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The Leh Development Authority (LDA), Leh was created in 2005-06 and is responsible
for creating tourism infrastructure and developing existing tourist destinations to attract
more tourists to improve the economic condition of the residents of the district.

ACHIEVEMENTS
LDA, Leh established a Food Craft Institute at Taksithang in Leh equipped
with laboratory and kitchen. Its a pioneering institute in Ladakh meant to
train local youth in tourism-related
activities with a focus on promoting
different culinary arts, especially local
Ladakhi cuisine.
In 2014, LDA, Leh constructed the rural art and craft-cum-museum centre
at Kyagar-Sumoor in Nubra.

Through the efforts of DC, Leh, Saugat Biswas, a world-class and fully
digitalized Tourist Information Centre
(TIC) was set up by LDA in 2015. The
TIC offers a single-window service for
providing information about places
and services of interest to tourists
and also for various activities like issuing Protected Area Permit to foreign nationals.

In 2014, LDA, Leh constructed an


open air theatre with parking facility
near Lamayuru monastery.
LDA, Leh constructed budget accommodation near the Imambara at
Chushot Yokma, Charasa-Nubra, DhaBeema, Maan-merak at Pangong lake
and near Chemrey Gonpa.
Several projects related to tourism
sites and places of religious importance have been completed in the
last 5 years (see LDA table 1 for details
of the larger projects).

J&K Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed writing in the visitors book after
inaugurating the Tourist Information Centre TIC on June 12, 2015

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Food Craft Institute

LDA table 1
Tourist infrastructure across Leh district (with a budget exceeding 100 lakhs)
No.

Project

Budget (in lakhs)

Status in 2014-15

1.

Construction of Food Craft Institute on a land of 24 kanals

483.48

100% completed

2.

Laboratory and kitchen equipments for FCI, Leh

100.00

100% completed

3.

Construction of open air theatre with parking facilities etc.

107.54

100% completed

4.

Construction of budgeted accommodation, PC and pathway near


Chemrey Gonpa

84.57

At the completion stage

5.

Construction of budget accommodation near Imambara at Chushot Yokma

139.00

At the completion stage

6.

Construction of budget accommodation at Maan-Merak (Pangong tso)

145.45

Work in progress

7.

Construction of budget accommodation at Charasa, Nubra

145.45

At the completion stage

8.

Construction of budget accommodation at Dha-Biama

145.45

Completed up to roof level

9.

Construction of Sindhu Ghat pavilion and access road

113.73

70% completed

10. Fencing around Golf Course at Shey

200.00

80% completed

11. Construction of Interpretation center, tourist reception center, public


convenience and multipurpose hall near Hemis Gonpa

118.93

12. Construction of Interpretation center -cum-multipurpose hall near


Tangtse Gonpa

90.74

13. Construction of Brogpa cultural interpretation centre at Biama

89.20

14. Construction of public convenience and tourist information hall,


parking etc., near Rizong Gonpa

89.56

15. Construction of Art and Craft-cum-Museum at Kyagar, Nubra

68.93

16. Construction of Meditation Hall, stage and internal path at Jivi-tsal,


Choglamsar

184.94

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At the completion stage


At the completion stage
100% completed
100% completed
100% completed
100% completed

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Tourism Department
The Tourism department is responsible for promoting and developing Leh as a tourist destination.

ACHIEVEMENTS
The number of tourists visiting Ladakh has increased steadily over the last
few years. A record 181,301 tourists
visited the district in 2014 of which
59,305 were international visitors
the highest in the history of tourism
of the district. (Please see Tourism
table 1 for details).
In 2014, a total of 193 hotels and 421
guest houses were registered in Leh
town and surrounding areas. This
amounts to a total bed capacity of
15,000 catering to various segments
and kinds of tourists.
A total of 450 travel agencies are
registered with the department and
there are around 4,000 tourist vehicles in the district. Tourism thus
provides livelihood and employment
opportunities for a large number of
people in the district.

The department is developing tourist-related infrastructure like Leh Golf


Course in Shey, a convention complex, a trans-Himalayan cultural centre and rest houses. These projects
are in various stages of completion.
The department has already developed gardens and childrens parks in
Skara, Balkhang and Murtse colony.
The Tourism department, along with
the Wildlife Protection Department,
drafted the Ladakh Eco-tourism Policy that was adopted by the General
Council of the fourth hill council in
December 2014. This provides a policy
framework to regulate the negative
impacts of tourism and address the
unequal distribution of its benefits.

The department organizes several


fairs and festivals to promote tourism,
including the Singge Khabab (Sindhu
Festival) in June and Ladakh Festival
in September. These festivals showcase Lehs rich culture and potential
for adventure.
Chief Minister Omar Abdullah laying the foundation stone for the Leh Golf Course

Tourism table 1
Tourist arrivals in Leh (2010 to 2014)
Period

International
arrivals

Domestic
arrivals

Total

2010

22,115

55,685

77,800

2011

36,662

142,829

179,491

2012

38,510

140,460

178,970

2013

31,143

106,559

137,702

2014

59,305

121,996

181,301
J&K Minister for Tourism and Culture, Nawang Rigzin Jora laying the foundation
stone for the Ladakh Convention Centre

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Small and Cottage Industries


This sector includes manufacturing industries in Ladakh as well as handloom and
handicraft-related activities carried out in the region. This sector has vast untapped
potential that can provide opportunities for employment generation and commercial exploitation. The availability of resources such as apricots, seabuckthorn, pashmina, wool and highly-skilled craftsmen add to the advantages that Ladakh enjoys
in this sector.

Employment Department (District Employment and Counseling Centre)


Since 1995, the employment department has been responsible for facilitating employment opportunities by
providing self-employment loans and
recruitment candidates to government
district-cadre positions under the LAHDC-Service Selection Recruitment
Board (SSRB), Leh.

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ACHIEVEMENTS
The department has adopted a fasttrack recruitment system for various posts of the LAHDC-SSRB in Leh
through which 744 recruitments
have been made since 2011.
The District Employment and Counseling Centre, Leh (DECC, L) was established in 2012.
The DECC, L now serves as the district-level facilitator for various employment schemes and policies of the
government. It has been providing
career counseling for unemployed
youth and has so far counseled 3,534
students from secondary schools and
the Eliezer Joldan Memorial College,
Leh.
The DECC, L has also implemented
the Jammu and Kashmir Self Employ-

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ment Scheme (JKSES) with 368 applicants between 2010-11 an 2014-15.


In 2014-15, it sponsored 97 individuals under JKSES scheme through various banks, with 66 individuals receiving subsidized bank loans.
The DECC, L has maintained a detailed record (live register) of youth
seeking employment in all sectors
and levels of government and private
sector. Total registration of unemployed youth between 2010-11 and
2014-15 is 21,854.
The DECC, L has implemented the
Voluntary Service Allowance (VSA)
under the Sher-e-Kashmir Employment Welfare Policy for Youth in 2010
and at present 20 applicants are receiving monthly stipend for amounts
ranging from 600 to 1,050.

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District Industries Centre


The District Industries Centre, Leh (DIC, Leh) has been established with the objective of promoting entrepreneurship in the district under Micro, Small and Medium
Enterprises Act, 2006. Through its activities, the DIC, Leh seeks to promote industrial growth and skill development to boost employment and provide financial
support to young entrepreneurs.

ACHIEVEMENTS
The District Industries Centre, Leh has generated 248 jobs between 2011-12 and
2014-15 through formal registration under entrepreneurs memorandum-II (See
DIC, Leh table 1).
DIC, Leh table 1

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Employment generated through support for entrepreneurial endeavours


No.

Period

Employment generated

1.

2011-12

27

2.

2012-13

100

3.

2013-14

28

4.

2014-15

83 to date

The department promotes industrial development and currently operates three


industrial estates in Leh, Phyang and Khaltsi, with one being developed in Nubra.
Industrial Estate, Leh
Year
Plot allotted

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

121

Nil

Nil

Nil

Industrial Estate, Phyang


Year
Plot allotted

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

19

30

16

12

Industrial Estate, Khaltsi


Year
Plot allotted

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

15

Nil

Nil

Nil

A total of 23 cases have been sanctioned under the Prime Minister Employment
Generation Program (PMEGP) between 2010-11 and 2014-15.
The department operates two mobile Knitting Training Centres to train unemployed women in different parts of the district. A total of 155 trainees have been
trained through this system since 2011.

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Handicraft Department
Handicraft department imparts elementary and advanced training in embroidery,
clay-molding, knitting, Ladakhi garment-making, namda-making, silver filigree,
stone-carving and pottery. These courses vary from one year to two years with 500
being paid as stipend to participants in elementary training courses and 700 being
paid as stipend to participants in the advance training centre courses.

ACHIEVEMENTS
The department provides grant-in-aid
to industrial co-operative societies
(self help groups) to increase production and to buy equipment and raw
materials.
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The department organizes local-level


marketing workshops, training workshops and awareness camps. It also
provides subsidized loans for artisans

and unit holders, co-operative societies and self help groups.


The department has established a
store in Leh where raw material is
sold at prices fixed by the District Purchase Committee, Leh.
The department organizes a crafts bazaar and exhibition during major events
like Ladakh Festival to provide a platform for direct marketing by artisans.
The department completed construction of the artisans office complex which was inaugurated on July
20, 2013 by the CEC, LAHDC. The rent
for units has been fixed at 1,500
per month for first floor shops and
1,700 for ground floor shops for the
period of three years to sell various
products.

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Handloom Development Department


The handloom development department imparts skill trainings in pashmina spinning and weaving, cutting-cum-tailoring, dyeing, thikma printing, pattoo weaving
and machine knitting to an average of 300 candidates each year. These trainees are
then provided incentives to start their independent small-scale units. The department also organizes exhibitions and awareness camps on various schemes to promote handloom skills and products.

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Zohra Chatterjee, Secretary, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India


inaugurating the handloom exhibition in June 2014

ACHIEVEMENTS
A total of 1,224 candidates have been
trained during the 11th five year plan.
The department also organized advanced training workshops and
awareness programs for 100 participants in 2011-12, 200 participants in
2012-13, 200 participants in 2013-14
and 100 participants in 2014-15.
The department has established 60
elementary training centers and 248
advanced training centers, which
have so far trained 2,249 trainees in
skills related to handlooms.
A total of 1,206 former trainees and
artisans have benefitted from the
distribution of improved and subsidized handloom machinery to set up
income generating units.
Since 2011, 650 ex-trainees have
been engaged on a part-time basis
to process pashmina, including spinning, twisting and weaving.

The estimated value of products


made by trainees between 2011 and
2015 is 54.7 lakhs, of which 38.31
lakhs of revenue has been realized in
the period.
The total sales revenue estimated
from products made by trainees in
the 12th five year plan is estimated at
40 lakhs.
In 2015, the department has introduced several new schemes under
the 12th five year plan to enhance
efficiency and productivity. This includes Integrated Handloom Development Schemes (IHDS), Publicity
and Marketing, Design Development
and Product Diversification (DDPD)
using Computer-Aided Textile Design
(CATD), Handloom Industrial Cooperative Society, Housing-cum-workshed for handloom cooperative societies and construction of a district
level exhibition space.

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Fisheries Department
The fisheries department is responsible for developing fish farms, hatcheries, rearing units and related infrastructure and spreading awareness about fisheries in the
district. It is responsible for providing employment opportunities to educated unemployed youth in the district through the introduction of fish culture and the
implementation of various state and central government schemes.

ACHIEVEMENTS
The department started construction of a fish farm in Kaya Hunder in 2011-12
which is 90% complete in 2014-15.
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The department has completed construction of a fish farm in Diskit and is currently developing the land of the farm.
Support to private fish farmers
Period

Fish seed

Pond construction
District plan

RKVY scheme

State plan

Construction of low cost house

2010-11

20,000

2011-12

34,000

2012-13

24,000

2013-14

12,000

2014-15

Fish farm Shey

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Fish pond Diskit Nubra

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Labour Department
The labour department in Leh was established in 1971-72 to enforce labour laws,
especially those related to wages, facilities, compensation and child labour.

ACHIEVEMENTS
The total revenue earned from shops
and establishment, contract labour,
motor transport, building and other
construction has increased over the
last 5 years. It was 17.389 lakhs in
2010-11, 17.439 lakhs in 2011-12,
20.806 lakhs in 2012-13, 25.006
lakhs in 2013-14 and stood at 31.018
lakhs on 31 March 2015.
Under the Shops and Establishment
Act, a total of 9,033 shops and 6,609
employees were registered till ending March, 2015. During the year
2014-15, a total of 1,418 registrations
for shops and establishments were
renewed and 1,645 inspections were
conducted.
During 2014-15 (end March), a total fine of 121,200 was imposed of
which 22,650 was under the Shops
and Establishments Act and 98,550
was under the Payment of Wages Act.
Under the Motor Transport Workers
Act, 10 agencies were registered till
ending March, 2015.
Under the Building and Other Construction Workers Act, 7,183 workers
including 401 in 2014-15. In addition,
57 contractors were registered and
25 inspections were conducted during the year 2014-15.

Under Contract Labour (Regulation


and Abolition) Act, 1970, 81 contract
licences were issued.
Under Workmens Compensation Act,
a total of 10.001 lakhs were paid as
wages in 2014-15.
As of 31 March, 2015, a total of
19,60,793 was paid to the next-ofkin of 6 individuals suffering from
illnesses under the Employees Compensation Act, 1923. In addition,
10,56,760 was paid directly to the
next-of-kin of a person from 102-Infantry Brigade who had suffered from
an illness.
As of 31 March, 2015, financial assistance was provided to beneficiaries under the Building and Other
Construction Workers Act, 1996,
1,25,90,200 was paid to 2,092 beneficiaries in the form of Educational
Assistance, while 23,50,000 was
paid to 94 beneficiaries as marriage
assistance, 5,000 was paid as injury
assistance and 1,00,000 was paid to
the next-of-kin of one beneficiary as
death assistance.

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Physical infrastructure
This section includes sectors that manage, develop and harness the
physical resources of the district. They provide cross-cutting support for
development in the district in terms of infrastructure like roads and buildings as well as systems to manage water resources, electricity distribution and renewable resources. There are several different departments
in this section including Public Works Department, Rural Development
Department, Command Area Development, Power Development Department and Ladakh Renewable Energy Development Agency. It also includes departments like Parks and Garden Department that develop crucial leisure space in urban and peri-urban areas of the district.

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Public Works Department


The public works department is responsible for creating and maintain infrastructural assets including buildings, roads, bridges and various civil engineering tasks
including water supply systems, sewerage etc.

ROAD DIVISION ACHIEVEMENTS


The PWD has constructed 1,016.86 km
of road across the district between
2011 and 2015 at a cost of 11.482.57
lakhs. (See PWD table 1 for more details).
A total of 23 major bridges have been
completed by the department from
2011-12 and 2014-15 at a cost of
2,126.15 lakhs (the estimated cost
was 2,448.59 lakhs), which was
funded under various schemes.

A total of 86 buildings have been


constructed by the department between 2011-12 and 2014-15 at a cost
of 9,462.28 lakhs sourced through
various schemes including the District Plan, Tribal Sub Plan, Special task
Force, Member of Parliament Local
Area Development Fund (MPLAD)
etc.

PWD table 1
Roads constructed by PWD between 2011-12 and March 2014-15
No.

Period

Black top

Metal top

Shingling

Fair weather

Total

Cost (in lakhs)

1.

2011-12

057.20

84.17

69.00

72.34

282.71

3,880.86

2.

2012-13

127.80

71.90

61.25

55.18

316.13

3,667.30

3.

2013-14

123.00

75.00

65.20

48.55

311.75

2,968.81

4.

2014-15

048.63

23.64

07.60

26.40

106.27

965.60

2011-15

356.63

254.71

203.05

202.47

1,016.86

11,482.57

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PHYSICAL
INFRASTRUCTURE

PUBLIC HEALTH ENGINEERING (PHE) DIVISION ACHIEVEMENTS


The main objective of the PHE division is to ensure supply of drinking water to the
residents of the district.
A total of 907 hand pumps have been
installed across the district between
2011-12 and 2014-15. (Se PHE table 1
for details)
In the period of 2011-15, PHE has fully restored the water supply scheme
for Leh town, which was damaged in
the 2010 floods, at a cost of 707.43
lakhs.

PHE table 1
Number of hand pumps installed
Sr. No.

Period

Units

1.

2011-12

164

2.

2012-13

210

3.

2013-14

260

4.

2014-15

273

Total

2011-15

907
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In the period between 2011 and


2015, the department has completed 62 water supply schemes at a
cost of 3,485.27 lakhs and another
29 schemes are currently being executed at an estimated budget of
2,608.45 lakhs.
The department ensured delivery of
drinking water through tanker services to in areas that lack piped connections. The department incurs an annual cost of 150.00 lakhs for fuel to
operate tankers and diesel generators.
The department is currently executing the prestigious water supply
scheme and sewerage system in Leh
town. As of April 2015, 30% of the
work was complete. The entire project is expected to be completed by
2016. The budget allocation for Leh
water supply scheme is 7,048.83
lakhs and the total cost for the sewerage system is 5,939.00 lakhs.

J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah inaugurating of the water lifting pump at Choglamsar in 2012

The department has established a


store in Leh where raw material is
sold at prices fixed by the District Purchase Committee, Leh.

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INFRASTRUCTURE

IRRIGATION AND FLOOD CONTROL DIVISION ACHIEVEMENTS


This division is responsible for all irrigation canals and flood protection works in
the district.
In 2014-15, this division has implemented 18 irrigation channel
schemes with a cumulative expenditure of 5,006.59 lakhs of which
4,957.59 lakhs is from the Central
government and 55 lakhs from the
state government.

In the period between 2011 and


2014, this division has implemented
5 schemes including flood protection
and training of Igoo nallah, Saboo
nallah, Phayang nallah, Nimoo nallah and Basgo nallah under the flood
management program at an estimated cost of 22,710 lakhs.

Irrigation and flood control table 1


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Major projects cleared under 8th Technical Advisory Committee for the Flood Management Program
No.

Scheme

Cost (in crores)

1.

Flood mitigation work for Tingmosgang canal

81.70

2.

Flood mitigation work for Domkhar canal

65.20

3.

Flood mitigation work/training of Indus river (Stakna to Phey)

142.46

4.

Flood protection and training works for Stakmo nallah

36.71

5.

Flood protection and training works for Leh nallah

99.01

6.

Flood protection and training works for Taru nallah

34.53

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PHYSICAL
INFRASTRUCTURE

Parks and Garden Department


The Parks and Garden Department is responsible for development and maintenance
of parks and gardens in the urban and semi-urban and rural areas of the district.
The following parks are currently being
developed by the department:
Childrens Park, Chushot-Yokma
Water Park, Spituk
Chumik Tangmo, Deskit-bagh
Skuru Gonpa
Park at Nyoma

Park at Tangtse
Park at Khaltse
The following parks are maintained by
the department:
Sonam Norboo Memorial Park, Leh
Sonam Wangail Memorial Park, Leh

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The PMGSY is responsible for building roads in rural areas. Eight schemes, under phase-VII of PMGSY, were sanctioned in 2010-11 with a total budget of
10,531.01 lakhs to cover 161.03 kilometers up to macadamism level of which five
schemes were completed with an aggregate length of 42.73 kilometers of road. The
contracts for two schemes were terminated and fresh tenders for remaining works
are being processed, while the work on Largyab Pachathang road is under progress and has reached Largyab-Yokma. Only one scheme has been sanctioned under
phase-IX during 2013 to cover 19.11 kilometers, which is nearing completion.

ACHIEVEMENTS
Approximately 20% repair work of the
8 km damaged in the 2010 flash floods
on the link road from Skurbuchan to
Skambardo has been carried out and
approval of revised project is awaited.
In 2013, the link road between Kongto and Digar was completed to cover
a distance of 7.23 km at a cost of
420.929 lakhs
In 2013, the link road from Chipkyangchan to Kanji was completed to
cover a distance of 11.5 km at a cost
of 619.934 lakhs.
In 2013, the department completed
the 5-km link road between T01 and
Koyoul at a cost of 235.21 lakhs.
In 2013, the 8-km link road from Hunder to Hunder Dok was completed at
a cost of 173.203 lakhs.

In 2013, the link road from T04 km


33 to Laido, covering a distance of
4.5 km, was completed at a cost of
290.79 lakhs.
In 2014, the 14-km link road from T04
to Udmaroo was completed at a cost
of 650.373 lakhs.
In 2015, 42 km fair weather road was
constructed of the 55.15 km link between Fanji-la (Photoksar) to Lingshed.
A total of 19 kms of earthwork and 8
kms of GSB has been completed of
the 29 km link road between T04 and
Largyab Pachathang at an expenditure of 713.041 lakhs so far.
A total of 19.11 km of earthwork and
14 km of GSB has so far been completed of the 19.11 km link road between Nimoo and Nimoo-Rafta at an
expenditure of 523.226 lakhs.

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PHYSICAL
INFRASTRUCTURE

Rural Development Department


The rural development department plays an important role in the overall development of rural areas through the implementation of centrally-sponsored schemes to
provide basic facilities such as employment, housing, sanitation, infrastructure etc.

ACHIEVEMENTS

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The department has issued 15,718 job


cards under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee
Scheme (MGNREGS) to provide unskilled manual work in every part of
the district.
An amount of 3,120.340 lakhs was
spent between 2011-12 and December, 2014 against a total availability of
3,261.894 lakhs thereby generating
14.755 lakhs mandays of work.
A total of 1,075 beneficiaries were
covered under Indira Awaz Yojna (IAY)
between 2011-12 and March 2015
for financial assistance to construct
residential houses at a total cost of
524.456 lakhs.
The LAHDC, Leh approved and released 3 lakhs each to all the 93
sarpanches to meet the basic developmental requirements of their halqa
panchayat. From the year 2011-12 to
March, 2015 a total of 864.54 lakhs
have been spent to complete various
types of sustainable infrastructural
works.

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Since 2011, 511.50 lakhs has been


spent under the Community Development Normal (CDN) to develop basic infrastructure, rural connectivity
and irrigation khuls/tanks.
Funds were released for the construction of 60 anganwadi centers under
the Multi Sectoral Development Program (MSDP) during 2013-14 and
channeled to various projects of ICDS
Leh. The unit cost of each AWC is
6.50 lakhs and an amount of 195.00
lakhs was released by the Deputy
Commissioner/CEO, LAHDC, Leh
against which an amount of 188.35
lakhs was spent till March 2015.
The department has received
300.00 lakhs under the 13th finance
commission for the construction of
30 panchayat buildings under the
Apna Panchayat Ghar scheme. In Leh
district, 30 panchayats opted to construct their buildings, of which 22
have been completed.

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District Rural Development Agency (DRDA)


The district rural development agency is the implementing agency in the district
for centrally-sponsored schemes related to watershed development programs and
hariyali projects.

ACHIEVEMENTS

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The watershed development programs started by the Government of


India in 1995-96 ended in 2014. Accordingly, the agency has concluded
all the projects being implemented
under this scheme. Around 75% of
the funds for the projects were borne
by the Central government and the
remaining 25% matching funds were
provided by the state. At the time of
closure, several projects were foreclosed due to non-release of funds
from the state amounting to 303.82
lakhs.

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A total of 75 projects are currently underway in the district under the Hariyali scheme of 2003. The central government provides 75% of the funds,
with the state providing the remaining 25%. Currently 500 hectares are
being developed under each project
at a cost of 6,000 per hectare at an
estimated 30 lakhs per project.

PHYSICAL
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Command Area Development Department


The department of command area development was established in 1990 to reduce
the gap between irrigation potential and utilization. The main activities of the department include construction of field channels, protection bunds, water harvesting
tanks, land reclamation and realignment and fencing/walling.
In 2010-11 and 2011-12, the department restored 83 irrigation channels and
1,066 protection bunds damaged by the flash floods, besides clearing 430 ha of
agricultural land.

Command Area Development table 1


Irrigation development works in Leh district
Period

Irrigation channels and water tanks

Soil conservation

2011-12

47.70 ha

72.31 ha

2012-13

34.30 ha

59.75 ha

2013-14

34.30 ha

59.75 ha

2014-15

36.50 ha

20.20 ha

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Power Development Department (PDD)


PDD has been supplying electricity to residents of the district since the 1960s.
Presently, there are 64 DG sets with capacities ranging from 12.5 kW to 1,500
kW. Hydel schemes such as the Nimoo-Basgo project produce 45 MW and the
Igu-Martselang project produces 3 MW, while small micro hydel projects at Hunder-Sumoor and Basgo have a 400 kW, 100 kW and 300 kW capacities. Villages
connected to hydel power sources get electricity for 24 hours through 9 months of
the year, while those supplied by DG sets or SPV Power Plants get electricity for 4
to 6 hours in the evening. Power supply to non-electrified villages and hamlets are
being covered under micro hydel or solar power plants being executed by LREDA
or through DG sets.

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2011-12
The department has improved the
transmission and distribution (T&D)
network in Leh district under 13th
Finance Commission. In phase 1,
3,337 damaged wooden poles were
replaced with 8-meter steel tubular
poles and other hardware.
Double overhang street lights were
installed from Leh gate to the airport.
The department has installed 6 High
Mast 400w lights at Petrol Pump

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Chowk, SNM hospital, Leh and New


Bus Stand in Leh.
Electrification of Achinathang village,
LT network under Rajiv Gandhi Gram
Vikas Yojana (RGGVY) and DG set under MLA Leh CDF.
Electrification of Kharzong village,
LT network under RGGVY and DG set
under MLA Leh CDF.
Electrification of Khalsar villager, LT
network under RGGVY and DG set
under MLA Leh CDF.

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2012-13
Electrification of Yougo Phobrang
village of Durbuk Block, LT network
under RGGVY and power supply is
sourced through SPV power plant
and DG set for Phobrang under MLA
Leh CDF.
Electrification of Kargyam-Sato and
Khagstet of Durbuk Block, LT network
under RGGVY and source of power
supply through SPV power plant.
Electrification of Photoksar village
under MLA and MLC CCDF: distribution network done under CCDF and
source of power supply through Solar
SPV power plant.
Electrification of Phuktse Phoo under
MLC CCDF.

Electrification of Thukjay Gonpa under CCDF MLC.


Electrification of Hanu-pata village
done under CDF of MLA Leh. The
distribution network was funded
through CCDF with electricity supply
through a Solar SPV power plant.
Electrification of Hanu Thang done
under RGGVY. Electricity generated
through DG set installed at Hanu
Yokma. An 11 kV line Hanu Yokma
to Hanu Thang was completed with
poles supplied by PDD.
2014-15
The electrification of Kanji village
with LT network done under RGGVY
and power supplied through DG set.

Electrification of Kheemi village: LT


network under RGGVY and DG set by
PDD.

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Ladakh Renewable Energy Development Agency (LREDA)


In 2010, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy launched a special program in
Leh district called the Ladakh Renewable Energy Initiative to promote holistic development of renewable energy in the region. LREDA-LAHDC under this flagship
program has implemented renewable energy projects across the district.

ACHIEVEMENTS
A total of 11 mini/micro projects with
a total capacity of 9.1 MW in Nubra
and Durbuk blocks are currently being implemented.
A total of 125 off-grid Solar Photovoltaic (SPV) Power Plants with total capacity of 2.75 MW have been installed
for villages and institutions across Leh
district of which 118 projects have
been completed and seven projects
are currently under construction.

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A total of 3,000 solar water heaters of


100 liters per day (LPD) with a total
capacity of 6,000 sq m have been installed in the district.
Solar water heaters of 200 LPD and
above with total capacity of 14,384 sq
m out of which 9,558 sq m have been
installed.
A total of 2,500 domestic greenhouses have been installed in Leh district
in addition to 250 commercial greenhouses.
A total of 2,250 solar dish cooking
systems with total capacity of 1.5 sq
m per system has been distributed.
A total of 15 solar steam cooking systems with 16 sq m per dish is being
installed at different institutions in
Leh.
A total of 6 solar-wind hybrid systems
(non-LREI) with total capacity of 60
Kw for residential institutions of Leh
district have been installed.

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A total of 50 units of either PicoHydro Projects or upgradations of 50


water mills (non-LREI) with capacity
of 15 Kw for the district are being distributed.
More than 15,000 LED-based multipurpose solar lanterns (LREDA initiative) have been distributed.
Research and design are underway
to install two ground sourced heat
pumping and five SPV irrigation
pumps and surveys are being conducted for geothermal fields in the
Leh district.
Six wind masts and one solar radiation resource assessment have been
installed and currently under evaluation.

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Solar street-lighting in two villages of


Durbuk block have been completed.
A solar energy park is being developed for demonstration in Phey village.
Solar spinning and weaving machine
and ultra-mega scale SPV Projects for
Ladakh are being explored by R&D
and LREDA engineers.

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Social infrastructure
This section includes sectors that support, develop and tap the social resources of the district. It includes health, education, sports, biodiversity
conservation, social welfare, art and culture and governance. These components are a critical aspect of developmental processes, which shape
a societys use of its resources, including material resources, traditional
knowledge and inherited heritage.

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Health
After education, health is the second largest department in the district. It is responsible for providing health care services under the leadership of the Chief Medical
Officer and also managing the district hospital (Sonam Norboo Memorial Hospital, Leh or SNM, Leh), a sub-district hospital (SDH) in Nubra block, community health centers, 14 primary health centers, 14 new-type primary health centers (PHC), a mobile dispensary and 129 sub-centers. In addition, the department
also operates a district tuberculosis center, a leprosy centre and an amchi healthcare
program. The department implemented the National Rural Health Mission in the
district in 2006, which has been instrumental in improving infrastructure, medical
outreach and service quality. The SNM hospital in Leh provides tertiary care in the
district with state-of-the-art facilities.

The new hospital building at SNM hospital, Leh

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ACHIEVEMENTS
The district hospital has been upgraded to 350 beds.
In 2011-12, the department started
construction of A, B, C and D blocks,
CT scan and MRI block, four doctors
quarter and eight staff quarters at
SNM hospital, Leh. These were completed and operational in 2014-15.
The construction of four doctor and
four staff quarters was completed in
2014-15 at SDH Nubra.
The nomenclature used in the allopathic dispensary has been changed
to New Type PHC and in 2014-15 the
government upgraded 11 sub centers to New Type PHC increasing their
number in Leh district to 14.
A new building for the sub centre in
Umla and Nang were completed in
2011-12 and in Horzey in 2012-13.

Health table 1
New sub centres sanctioned between 2011 and 2014
Block

Name of the health institutions


Sub centre Kuri
Sub centre Taksha

Nubra

Sub centre Pinchimik


Sub centre Chulunkha
Sub centre Largiab Gongma
Sub centre Demchok
Sub centre Bukshado

Nyoma

Sub centre Kakjung


Sub centre Tuklaphulak
Sub centre Tagazong
Sub centre Angkung
Sub centre Nemgopatsa

Tangtse

Sub centre Spangmik


Sub centre Earat

Leh

Sub centre Hankar

Kharu

Sub centre Upshi

Khaltse

Sub centre Skumpata


Sub centre Dipling

In 2014, the government sanctioned


18 new sub centers in Leh district.

The inauguration of the new buildings at SNM hospital by then Union health minister Ghulam Nabi Azad in 2013

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Since 2011, the health department has appointed persons to 58 posts in 2011, 31
in 2012, 56 in 2013 and 11 in 2014. Under NRHM, 197 skilled professionals including doctors, paramedics and PMU were hired between 2011 and 2014.
The key health indicators for Leh district for the year 2010 to 2014 are (health
table 2):
Health table 2
Indicator

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

Infant Mortality Rate

33/1,000

20/1000

32/1000

28/1,000

19/1,000

3 cases

2 cases (one
non-local)

2 cases (one death at


SKIM, Srinagar)

2 cases

2 cases (one local at


home, one in SKIM,
Srinagar)

Birth Rate

13/1,000

11.74/1,000

11.61/1,000

13.26/1,000

14.02/1,000

Death Rate

6/1,000

4.5/1,000

4.08/1,000

4.40/1,000

4.55/1,000

Growth Rate

7/1,000

7.24/1,000

7.53/1,000

8.86/1,000

9.47/1,000

Couple Protected Rate

57/100

54/100

58/100

52/100

52/100

Still Birth

26/1,000

21/1,000

20/1,000

16.30/1,000

Maternal Mortality Rate

62

The department has started construction of a National Research Institute for Sowa Rigpa.
The department has started construction of a 10-bed hospital/Pancha
Karma Therapy Centre.
The department has started procuring of major equipment for SNM
hospital, Leh including a oxygenconcentration plant, CT scan ma-

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chine, microscope operating machine, ENT machine, dental machine,


arthroscopic machine, 500 mA x-ray
machine, color Doppler ultra sound
machine, Boyles apparatus and cautry machine.
The department has started procuring equipment for sub-district hospital Nubra including dental unit
machine, cardiac monitor, x-ray machine, electro cautry machine and
electronic labor table.
The department has started procuring equipment for PHCs including
dental machine, cardiac monitor, xray machine, aerosol apparatus, baby
warmer, infant radiant warmer, electro cautry machine, capnographo,
digital ECG machine, electronic labor
table and ultra sound machine.
In 2011-14, the department started
developing infrastructure under the
NRHM scheme including construction of MACs at Phyang and Nimoo,
construction of sub centers at Sumdho, Puga and Dipling, construction
of doctors quarter at SDH Khaltsi and
staff quarter at PHC Chushul and Panamik and construction of garage and
canteen at SDH Nubra.
Between 2011 and 2015, 9,480 mothers have benefited from the Janini
Shishu Yojna.
Between 2011 and 2015, 2,746 girls
have benefited from the Adolescence
Reproductive Sexual clinic.
The immunization program has remained constant with 1,596 individuals being immunized each year between 2011 and 2015.
A total of 149 health awareness programs have been organized between
2011 and 2015 for different national
health programs

12-bed unit. It offers various services


including Continuous Positive Airway
Pressure (CPAP), surfactant and DVET
(double volume exchange transfusion) and breast-feeding promoter.
This unit has made a key contribution
in reducing infant mortality rate in
the district.
The pediatric unit for special children
has improved the quality of life for
differently-abled children and their
families by providing assessment
and treatment from birth to 18 years
of age. Between 2011 and 2015, 179
children with different mental and
physical challenges have received
treatment at this unit.
Between 2011 and 2015, a fullyequipped physiotherapy unit has
been developed at SNM hospital, Leh
with world-class physiotherapy machinery and equipment to address
the needs of orthopedic, neurological, geriatric and cardio-pulmonary
patients, to treat sports injuries, perform breathing exercises and meet
the needs of physically-challenged
individuals. In addition, the unit also
conducts patient education, counseling and psychological tests.

The sick neonatal care unit was started with 4 beds in 2008 and is now a

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Education
Education is the largest department in Leh district and functions through three
directorates: Director for Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, Director for Rashtriya Madhymik
Shiksha Abhiyan and Director of School Education. The District Institute Educational Training (DIET) and the Youth Sports and Services department are sister
departments that work in close coordination with the Education Department to
provide services to students and teachers. They work as a single unit to ensure that
children and youth are active and creative participations in establishing and sustaining a knowledge society.

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In the 2014 board exams, a record 15


higher secondary schools achieved a
100% pass percentage.
The pass percentage for board examinations for 10th and 12th standards
in the districts government schools
recorded a high of 77% and 56% respectively in 2013-14 compared to
29% and 32% in 2010.
The department has been organizing
the district-level Ladakh Grand Quiz
Contest and an inter-school public
speaking competition since 2013-14
for government and private schools
in the district.
The department has introduced Bhoti
text books in all government schools
at the pre-primary level.
The department has implemented
the mid-day meal scheme, which
covered 4,409 students from class 1
to 8 in 2013-14.
The department has implemented
an intra-district student exchange
program for private and government
schools in the district.
Four girls hostels have been sanctioned for Leh district by the Ministry
of Human Resources Department,
Government in 2014.
Six vocational education centers have
been sanctioned for Leh district in
2014-15.

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Six schools have been approved


for Information and Communication Technology in the financial year
2014-15.
The total enrollment from class I to
XII increased by 185 in 2013-14 compared to minus 582 in 2011-12
The overall pass percentage of government schools from class 1 to 12
has increased from 88.29% in 201112 to 95.27% during the 2014-15.
Since 2011, 76 new primary schools
have been established, 80 schools
have been upgraded and 397 Rehbar-e-Talim teachers have been appointed in the district. In addition,
162 general line teachers have also
appointed and 149 teachers were
promoted to master/ head master
grade between 2012-13 and 2013-14.
The department has made efforts to
boost the morale of teachers by recognizing them through district-level
awards. Similarly, the department also
recognizes the performance of different
school in various areas of excellence.
On 29 November, 2014, Zonal Educational Officer Khaltsi, Tsering Norbu
was honored with a national award
for innovative work in education by
National University of Educational
Planning and Administration, New
Delhi.

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The department has successfully run 10 residential schools and provided winter
coaching classes since 2011. A total of 69 teaching staff and 16 course coordinators have participated in these additional classes, which benefitted 1,155 students.
These efforts are reflected in the improved pass percentage of government schools.
Education table 1

Education table 2

Appointments made between 2011-12 and 2014-15

Pass percentage for 10th and 12th board exams

Period

Designation

Appointments

Year

10h Class

12th Class

2011-12

Lecturer

02

2010

29%

32%

General line teacher

109

2011

25%

32%

Junior assistant

07

2011 (winter)

33%

Library assistant

01

2012

44%

Junior assistant

04

2012 (winter)

32%

Library assistant

02

2013

77%

56%

Laboratory assistant

01

2014

74%

65.57%

Laboratory bearer

20

Peon

09

Education table 3

General line teacher

53

Number of new schools opened between 2011 and 2015

Bodyig teacher

02

Sr. No.

Arabic teacher

02
212

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

TOTAL

In 2013, LAHDC, Leh took the initiative to introduce pre-primary sections, including nursery, LKG, UKG, in government
schools. Leh is now the first district in J&K to have these sections in government schools.

Level

Number of schools

1.

Primary schools

2.

Middle schools

3.

High school

19

4.

Higher secondary school

19

TOTAL

44

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Eliezer Joldan Memorial College, Leh


The Eliezer Joldan Memorial College, Leh provides undergraduate educational facilities to students in Leh district.
The higher education results have improved with a pass percentage of 83% for
the final year bachelors program at Eliezer Joldan Memorial College in 2013-14
compared to 78% in 2011-12.
The college website (http://www.ejmcollegeleh.in/) and newsletter were launched
in June, 2014.
A total of 322 students from the college were awarded scholarships in 2013-14
through the Social Welfare Office, Leh.

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In a first, a student from the college (and the first Ladakhi) was selected to participate in the 5th Annual Inter-State North Zone Declamation Contest at Girls
College for Women, Gandhi Nagar, Jammu in December, 2014.
Education table 4

Enrolment and pass percentage


Year
2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

Class

Enrollment

Pass percentage

BG 1st

189

41%

BG 2nd

112

68%

BG 3rd

87

78%

BG 1st

224

34%

BG 2nd

100

67%

BG 3rd

95

83%

BG 1st

196

40.4%

BG 2nd

113

54%

BG 3rd

77

83%

BG 1st

322

BG 2nd

112

BG 3rd

85

Results awaited

Government Polytechnic, Leh


Government Polytechnic, Leh was established in 2003 by the
Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of
India and recognized by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). It provides technical knowledge through 3-year
diploma courses in civil engineering (30 seats), computer engineering (30 seats) and travel and tourism (30 seats).
The Government Polytechnic has so far produced 101 civil
engineers, 6 computer engineers and 17 travel and tourism
diploma holders.

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District Institute for Educational Training


The District Institute for Educational Training is a central training facility to provide
skill and teaching support and training to teachers in government schools across the
district.

ACHIEVEMENTS
The District Institute for Educational
Training (DIET) introduced the first
Arabic text books from class 1 to 8 in
J&K.
The construction of the DIET hostel,
which has been pending since 1995,
was finally completed in October
2013, with two rooms for the warden.
DIET set up a computer laboratory
with 10 computers with internet access.
A primary school has been established on the DIET campus with
classes from nursery to 3rd Standard.
A total of 54 students are enrolled at

this school, which is highest for the


primary level in the district.
DIET organized a 20-day exposurecum-training tour in 2013-14 for 30
officials, including 8 ZEOs, lecturers,/
masters and teachers to Delhi and
Dharamshala. These officials have in
turn trained around 2,000 teachers of
Leh district.
DIET in turn started a distance education scheme for J&K State Open
School in 2014. It now has 180 enrollments, which is the highest in the
state.
DIET organizes quarterly academic
support tours to government schools
across the district.

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DIET table 1

Trainings conducted by DIET from 01/03/2011


No.

Period

Target group

Participants

01.

November 2011

Master training workshop

020

02.

April-May 2012

Nursery and KG teachers

247

03.

July 2012

Training for Nursery and KG resource persons of district

034

04.

December 2012

Bodyig/Arabic training

133

05.

January 2013

Composite training for masters

082

06.

January 2013

Induction training for new teachers

109

07

February 2013

Pre-primary teachers

187

08.

February 2013

Ministerial staff

073

09.

July 2013

Pre-primary teachers

248

10.

December 2013

Rehbar-e-Talim teacher training

062

11.

Jan-Feb 2014

Orientation course

239

12.

July 2014

Self development and attitude change workshop

051

13.

July 2014

Leadership development for headmasters

041

14.

August 2014

Orientation for pre-primary teachers

063

15.

January 2015

Self development, attitude change, leadership and math workshop (phase 1)

160

16.

January 2015

Induction training for new teachers

050

17.

February 2015

Self development, attitude change, leadership and math workshop (phase 2)

174

18.

March 2015

Orientation course for new Bodyig textbook

223

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Industrial Training Institute


The Industrial Training Institute, Leh provides training in various technical subjects
and skills to educated unemployed youth in the district.
ITI table 1

Number of graduates from ITI, Leh between 2010-11 and 2014-15


Course (capacity)

Duration

Participants
Trained

Passed

Stenography and secretary course (80)

1-year course

58

30

Electronic mechanic (40)

2-year course

29

05

Electrician (37)

2-year course

14

03

Computer operator (80)

1-year course

47

12

Vehicle mechanic (24)

2-year course

05

04

Sewing (37)

1-year course

30

13

Computer operator course

Electrician course

Sewing course

Stenography and secretary course

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Youth Services and Sports Department


The main objective of the Youth Services and Sports (YSS) Department is to promote the welfare of youth in the district through various activities, including sports.

Tsering Dolkar Rinchenpa

ACHIEVEMENTS

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Through the efforts of the LAHDC,


Leh, in 2013-14 the YSS Department
was able to get a project sanctioned
for 20.29 crores by Government of
India under the Urban Sports Infrastructure Scheme to build an outdoor
open stadium with a capacity to seat
30,000 spectators and a youth hostel
to house 1,000 people.
In 2014-15, the YSS Department initiated the construction of the multipurpose indoor stadium at Leh at an
estimated cost of 7.97 crores.
The YSS department organizes regular sport tournaments and training
camps for youth of the district, especially in sports such as ice hockey
and archery in which the district has
excelled.

Tsering Stobdan Walpa

The LAHDC, Leh is an integral part


of the prestigious Ladakh Marathon,
which has received its certification of
membership to the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races.

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The department organizes the annual CEC Ice Hockey Cup Tournament at
Karzu zing in Leh.
The department organizes an annual archery tournament for school
students in the age group of 14 to 19
years. The department also conducts
coaching camps in archery to promote the sport amongst school students.
The department facilitated the participation of a 17-year-old female
athlete in the national school athletics tournament in Ranchi in 2014-15.
It also facilitated the participation
of male athletes in the under-19 national school handball tournament in
Delhi in 2014-15.

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The department organized the statelevel inter-district tournament in


2014-15 at the Indoor hall in Leh.
The department provides annual
scholarships to outstanding athletes
and players.
The department facilitates and coordinates the participation of school
students and performances during
Independence Day and Republic Day
celebrations.
The YSS provides necessary sport
equipments to schools in the district
to encourage sports at different levels. See YSS table 1.
YSS table 1
Sport equipment supplied to schools
Year

Number of schools

2011

92

2012

112

2013

114

2014

130

2015

27

In 2015, LAHDC, Leh signed an MoU


with Ladakh Winter Sports Club, Leh
to promote ice hockey and ice skating and to complete the ice hockey
rink opposite council secretariat by
generating the required resources
and providing technical expertise.
Under direction from the fourth hill
council, the department has developed the ground opposite the Council Secretariat as a space for cricket
tournaments and other outdoor
sports, which has helped decongest
Leh polo ground.

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Conservation of natural resources


Forest Department
The Leh division of the Forest Department was created in 1955 to maximize biomass through afforestation, environmental and biodiversity conservation and to develop eco-tourism sites.

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Between 2011-12 and 2013-14, the


department has planted more than
255,000 willow and poplar plants
across the district. In 2014-15, 37,150
plants have been planted over 10.9
hectares in 33 different locations.
(See forest department table 1 for
more details).

The department is under the process


of establishing a Biodiversity Conservatory/Field Research Station in Diskit, Nubra at an estimated cost of 69
lakhs of which 30 lakhs has already
been allotted.

Forest Department table 1

Plantations by Forest Department (2011-12 to 2014-15)


Period

Cost (in lakhs)

Saplings

Area covered

Beneficiaries

2011-12

46.90

83,304

33.32 hectares

6,935 households

2012-13

44.72

92,830

37.13 hectares

4,650 households

2013-14

44.8

79,175

31.67 hectares

4,110 households

2014-15

37.65

82783

33.11 hectares

4500 households

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Wildlife Protection Department


The Wildlife Protection Department is responsible for conservation of biodiversity
and managing areas protected for wildlife conservation in the district.

ACHIEVEMENTS
The department has implemented
several schemes to reduce the risks
and vulnerability of residents to depredation losses to predators (See
wildlife table 1 for details).
The department has implemented
various schemes to diversify livelihood options for residents of protected areas and areas rich in biodiversity. This includes development of
eco-cafes run by local residents and
home stays.

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The department has developed a facilitation centre in the main market to


educate visitors and provide a platform to showcase products created
by the residents of protected areas
and areas rich in biodiversity.
The department has consistently promoted the use of technologies that
harness renewable energy as a key
strategy to reduce anthropogenic
pressure on local ecologies and natural resources.
The Wildlife Protection Department,
along with the Tourism Department,
drafted the Ladakh Eco-tourism Policy that was adopted by the General
Council of the fourth hill council in
December 2014.

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Wildlife table 1

Major activities undertaken by the Wildlife Protection Department


Period

2011-12

2012-13

Project

Activity

Livelihood improvement Eco-cafe

Developed Eco-cafes at a cost of 8.5 lakhs in Shingo Lungdho/Ama Tsogspa in Kaya

Conservation

Support was provided to strengthen/construct coral pen


houses in Digar (Nubra) and Sato (Changthang).

Coral pen house

Livelihood improvement Home stays

Support worth 50.90 was provided residents in areas rich in


biodiversity to establish home stays.

Livelihood improvement Facilitation centre

A facilitation centre has been established in the main market


of Leh at a cost of 65.10 lakhs

Livelihood improvement

Water harvesting
system

A total of 15 lakhs was invested in developing water harvesting tanks in Chanlung and Digar in Nubra ( 6 lakhs) and
Maan, Merak and Chushul in Changthang ( 9 lakhs)

Conservation

Coral pen house

Support of 17.1 lakhs was provided to strengthen/construct


coral pen houses in Digar in Nubra ( 4 lakhs), Korzok, Sumdo,
Takthok, Tarchit and Nidder in Changthang ( 13.1 lakhs).

Livelihood improvement Eco-cafe

Developed Eco-cafes at a cost of 7.5 lakhs at Debi tu and


foundation of Nature Interpretation Centre

Conservation

Inspection hut

An inspection hut was built at Skara at the cost of 20 lakhs.

Conservation

Research

A total of 10 lakh has been invested in telemetry studies of


Black-necked crane and Brown-headed Gull migration.

Conservation

Education

A Nature Interpretation Centre has been developed in Khalsar,


Nubra at a cost of 14.4 lakhs.

Coral pen house

Support of 10.2 lakhs was provided to strengthen/construct


coral pen houses in Kargyam, Shayok, Maan and Merak in
Changthang and Burma, Taba nallah, Pachathang Phu and
Chutuk Tarsay in Nubra.

Conservation
2013-14

2014-15

Details

Livelihood improvement Facilitation centre

A total of 6.5 lakhs was spent on furnishing the facilitation


centre established in Leh market.

Conservation

Support of 1.5 lakhs was provided to strengthen/construct


coral pen houses.

Livelihood improvement

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Coral pen house

A total of 2.52 lakhs was spent on facilitating ecotourism.

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Soil and Water Conservation Department


In Leh district, there are three soil conservation zones: Leh, Changthang and Nubra
which are managed by the divisional soil conservation officer. The department sources
its funds from the hill council and under the centrally-sponsored Border Area Development Program (BADP). The work focuses on preventing soil erosion, creating pasture enclosures, providing subsidies for individual enclosures, constructing irrigation
khuls, creating protection bunds and integrated micro-watershed development works.

ACHIEVEMENTS
The department has constructed 60
M3 DRSM, total of 85 crates measuring 616.25M3, irrigation khul of cement concrete measuring 71.23 M3
plus 339 Rft and 500 plantations have
been carried out in Hundri (Nubra)
since 2011.

polypipes were laid to distribute irrigation water along slopes and cement work were carried out over
three hectares.

In Nirmodok, Khaltsi 3,220Rft of silive


pastoral, in Igu village, Kharu 333.1
M3 of cement concrete irrigation
channel plus 1,043.37 M3 of earthwork irrigation khul, 246.77 M3 DSRM
and 500 plantations have been completed. In Skyanding 761.25 M3 of
crate works protection bunds have
been built since 2011.

The following areas are currently under survey and project formulation:
1,650 Ha in Maha Kotsa, 1,465 Ha
in Chumur, 955 Ha in Kanji, 720 Ha
Tangtse to Pacha, 525 Ha in Sunedo
to Phastan, 900 Ha in Arzoo and Stakmo, 1,300 Ha in Chemday and Kharu
and 2,100 Ha in Youlchang, Nerak and
Depling. In case of creation of individual silvi-pastoral closures 21 Ha of
land have been covered under subsidy incentive scheme.

In Sakti (Kharu), 7,443.36 Rft of pasture closure (CLF), crate wire of 402.5
M3, DRSM of 31.50 M3, 562 Rft of cement concrete irrigation khul and
8,000 plantations have been done
since 2011.

In Skyu-Markha, 153 crate works


measuring 1,108.25 M3 have been
completed along with irrigation khul
earth work of 467.28 Rft. Similarly, in
Gya-Meru, 82 crate wire works measuring 594 M3 have been completed.

In Askuta, Photoksar 1,770 Rft of silive


pastoral closure, 80 crate wires measuring 578.5 M3, DRSM of 173.25 M3,
irrigation khul earth work of 3,303.7
Rft have been carried out so far. Similarly, in Kanji, Photolalok 65 crate
wire measuring 471.25 M3 have been
completed and in Argay, Hemya 24
crate wire measuring 174 M3 have
been installed.

Under BADP, soil conservation works


in Korzok including 70 crate works
measuring 507.50 M3, DRSM of 112
M3 and CLF for WRP 2,260 Rft. WRP
closure by CLF at winter reserve pasture at Tsaga measures 2,540 Rft,
wildlife proof CLF for WRP at Chumur
covering an area of 10,880 Rft in addition to 19 Ha. At Lungpa Soma,
139 number of crate works of size
1,007.75 M3 have been done. In Turtuk (Tabey Nallah) 48 crate works of
3,47.5 M3 and in Largyap 41 crate
wire works of 297.25 M3 have so far
been completed.

In Arzoo, Stakmo 72.50 M3 size 10


crate wires, in Sunedo, Phastan six
crate wire of 34.50 M3 have been
completed. In Shuktsethang, three

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Social and Cultural values

Social Welfare Department

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The department of social welfare is responsible for supporting weaker and vulnerable sections of society including the
destitute, orphaned, differently-abled
and senior citizens. In addition, the department also provides scholarships to
students from Scheduled Tribe/Scheduled Caste/Other Backward Classes and
minority communities. It also administers merit-based scholarships to pursue
technical and professional courses.

ACHIEVEMENTS
Social Welfare table 1

Schemes implemented by the Social Welfare Department


No.

Scheme

Physical achievement
31 March, 2010

31 March, 2015

Indira Gandhi Disability pension scheme

58

125

Indira Gandhi National Widow pension scheme

98

153

Integrated Social Security Scheme

1,571

1,891

Pre Matric Minority Scholarship

872

1,982 (2013-14)

Pre Matric ST/SC/OBC Scholarship

1,222

1,835

Post Matric Minority Scholarship

Nil

55 (2013-2014)

Post Matric ST/SC/OBC Scholarship

458

439 (2013-14)

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Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS)


The ICDS works to create an enabling environment for the mental, physical and
social development of children. It provides health and nutrition to vulnerable children below 6 years of age in an effort to reduce mortality, malnutrition and school
dropouts. ICDS also ensures that pregnant women and mothers of young children receive nutritional food, while also educating them about their health and
nutritional needs to enhance the child-rearing capabilities of mothers. ICDS also
provides immunization, health check-up, referral services, pre-school education and
health information to relevant target groups in the district.

ACHIEVEMENTS
A total of 6 anganwadi centers have
been constructed with support from
the British NGO, Lotus Flower Trust.

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A total of 12 model anganwadi centers have been constructed across


Leh district.
The department has constructed 4
anganwadi centers under the Slum
Area Development Program in Leh.
Since 2011, 100 AWCs centers have
been sanctioned under Multi Sectoral Development Program (MSDP)
of which 40 AWCs are completed and
the remaining 60 are reaching completion.
Between 2011 and 2014, 26,372 children between 6 months and 6 years
were provided supplementary nutrition in the district.
Between 2011 and 2014, 5,747 nursing/pregnant women have been provided supplementary nutrition in the
district.
In pre-school education, 15,352 children in the age group of 3 to 6 years
have been enrolled between 2011
and 2014.

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J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages


The J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages, Leh is responsible for fostering
and coordinating activities in relation to language, art and culture in the district.
They also work to preserve different forms of traditional knowledge systems and
values (rig-nus-tshu).

ACHIEVEMENTS
Since 2012, the J&K Academy of Art,
Culture and Languages, Leh has been
actively organizing workshops and
performances to showcase the rich
cultural heritage of Ladakh.
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Every year, the academy organizes


workshops on music, language, theatre and dance for different audiences including children, youth and
professional performers.
The academy promotes awareness of
the diverse traditions of communities
in Ladakh through dedicated workshops and symposiums throughout
the year. Several of these workshops
have been supported by LAHDC, Leh.
Each year, the academy organizes
events to celebrate important days
like Republic Day (26 January), World
Theatre Day (27 March), International
Womens Day (8 March), World Book
Day (23 May), Independence Day (15
August) etc.
The academy has developed a structured outreach program to involve different communities across the district
to spread awareness about culture,
art, traditions etc. These outreach programs are held every year in different
blocks of the district as well as the district headquarter at Leh town.
The academy organizes regular interactions between youth interested
in pursuing different art-forms and
recognized artists, poets and writers.
These interactions facilitate a discussion on the finer details of skills and
traditions in different art-forms.

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The academy has also been documenting and publishing various


folk tales and poems in various local
dialects of the district. Since 2011, it
has published a book on Lotho (traditional astrology) and 3 volumes on
Ladakhi folk songs. The academy also
publishes a literary bi-monthly journal called Sheeraza.
The academy has also initiated processes to establish a digital archive
and library, including records related
to Ladakh housed at different locations around the world.
The academy has organized various
projects, seminar, exhibition, training program in collaboration with the
National Museum Institute (NMI) and
Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council:
I n 2012, 30 monks were trained in
Delhi on establishing and managing
a museum in monasteries. In 2013,
the training was held in Leh and focussed on documentation, security,
intangible cultural heritage, etc.
T he documentation of intangible
cultural heritage (ICH) is currently
being done by NMI along with LAHDC as per the five ICH domains set
up by UNESCO.
A
training-cum-workshop on traditional musical heritage of Ladakh
was organised by NMI and LAHDC
in Gya village from February 26 to
March 9, 2015.

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Micro Level Planning and Governance

Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution Department


The Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution department is responsible for ensuring food security by supplying essential provisions through the Public Distribution
System network of ration stores across the district. The department currently operates 216 sale centres with 26,073 families registered as ration card holders. A total of
16,618 card holders are above the poverty line (APL), while 7,150 card holders are
below the poverty lines (BPL), while 2,150 are covered under the Antyodya Anna
Yojana (AAY) scheme and 155 under Anna Purna scheme. In addition, the department is also responsible for stocking essential supplies and managing its use.

ACHIEVEMENTS
The main achievement of the department has been to develop infrastructure to supply essential commodities
to residents across the district.

CA and PD table 1

Construction of sale centres across Leh district


Period

Outlay

Expenditure Result

2011-12

63.45 lakhs

62.26 lakhs

Centres were built in Mahey, Hanu Gongma and Latho-Gya

2012-13

63.47 lakhs

49.99 lakhs

Centres were built at Thang, Khemi, Ney, Lukung, Kaya, Saboo, Nungstet, Ralam
Matho, Hanker, Yulchung, Kanji, Housing Colony. Kerosene oil tank was built in
Mudh and compound wall was built around tanker at Pologround.

2013-14

28.53 lakhs

25.05 lakhs

Centres were built at Khardong Farka, Khalsar, Resermo, Aranu, Tongstet, Kobet,
Phukpochey and Chilling

2014

27.71

08.22 lakhs

Centres were built at Lakjung, Khalsar, Hunder, Diggar and Taksha. Kerosene oil
tank was built at Hunder.

(till Nov)

27.71

08.22 lakhs

Centres were built at Lakjung, Khalsar, Hunder, Diggar and Taksha. Kerosene oil
tank was built at Hunder.

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Municipal Committee, Leh


The Municipal Committee, Leh (MC, Leh) is responsible for managing the urban
area of Leh town.

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Handing over khokhas to flood victims

ACHIEVEMENTS
The revenue earned by the department has increased substantially
from 180 lakhs in 2010-11 to 309
lakhs in 2014-15.
MC, Leh constructed the community
hall at Housing Colony, Leh in 2011
with funds from the Housing and Urban Development Department, J&K
under IDMT.
In response to a long standing demand, the CEC, LAHDC, Leh directed
the old slaughter house to be shifted
from Katmoche to Bamgarh, Leh in
2011.
MC, Leh constructed 72 khokhas at
new bus stand in 2011 to rehabilitate 72 people affected by the 2010
floods.

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MC, Leh purchased a suction-cumjetting machine to clean the soakage


pits constructed in Leh town.
MC, Leh purchased a dumper placer
vehicle with sponsorship under the
corporate social responsibility program of HUDCO.
MC, Leh purchased 20 large garbage
containers in 2013 to effectively use
the dumber placer vehicle.
Under the direction from CEC, LAHDC, Leh soakage pits were built in
2012 at Manekhang and 3 soakage
pits were constructed at Manetselding and Nimoling areas in 2013.
MC, Leh purchased a mobile toilet in
2012 to address the shortage of toilet
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public urinals points were constructed at Skalzangling in 2013. Two sets


of public urinals were also constructed at taxi stand, Leh main bazaar and
near CA&PD ration store in 2015.
MC, Leh built a compound wall
around the grave yard in Skara-Yokma in 2013 as directed by CEC, LAHDC, Leh.
A spectator gallery was constructed
by MC, Leh at the western end of Leh
pologround in 2013.
MC, Leh provided support to the stray
dog sterilization program by fabricating a dog cage and constructing an
iron roof for the dog shed in Changspa in 2013.

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In 2014, an area of 10 kanals was


fenced with chain link to prevent encroachment and to establish a Dhobi
Ghat near Leh truck terminal.
In 2014, MC, Leh constructed a municipal office complex.
A park in Employees Colony, Murtse, Leh was developed in 2014. In
2015, a public park was developed at
Balkhang, Leh.
In 2015 around 100 street lights were
installed at various spots in Leh town,
funded by Leh Development Authority.
Workshops on airport road in Skalzangling were shifted to Dambuchan.
Land has been identified for the solid
waste management project which
will be implemented by August 2015.
Various processes at MC, Leh have
been computerized and it is currently running an online system to
issue birth and death certificates and
building permissions.

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Cooperatives Department
The cooperatives department is responsible for facilitating and administering voluntary cooperative institutions that meet specific social and economic needs of a
specified group of people.
The society has also taken the initiative to supply Rigpa (organic fertilizer) from
the year 2013-14. The total Rigpa distributed this year was 1,400 quintals to
farmers and about 4,500 quintals during 2014-15.
Cooperatives table 1

Sales made by cooperatives (worth in lakhs)


Item

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2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

Sale of consumer goods made to public through consumer


855.656
778.103
829.053
cooperatives
1,977.312 1,986.468 2,846.125
Business turnover of the Ladakh Transport Society
Dehaired pashmina sold by the All Changthang Pashmina
373.899
242.959 791.049
Growers Cooperation Marketing Society Leh
Handicraft items like carved wooden tables, pashmina
11.929 13.861
shawls, stoles, etc., sold by the Handicraft Cooperative 12.934
Society Leh
62.65 63.06
Business done by the Cooperative Society for seabuckthorn 31.23
Vegetables and fruits marketed to farmers by the five
458.815
553.193 562.505
cooperative marketing societies in the district
Cooperatives table 2

Vegetables lifted from Chandigarh to Leh through Air Force aircrafts and distributed to public in winter
2011-12

20112-13

2013-14

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70

50

Weight in tonnes

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Up to December
end, 2014
373.899
2,100.741
447.867
11.422
10.31
620.817

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Information Department, Leh


The District Information Centre is responsible for information dissemination to the
general public through electronic media, print media and social media about the
development policies and programs of the government. It has four sections: Press
and Publication section, Cultural section, Field Publicity section and Establishment
section. The Department has three branches at Nyoma (Changthang), Deskit (Nubra) and Khaltsi (Sham) with the head office in Leh town.

ACHIEVEMENTS
A total of 5,247 developmental stories
with photographs pertaining to the
Leh District have been disseminated
between 2011-2015 through electronic media, print media and social
media highlighting the policies and
programs of the government.

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The department has revived news


magazines Ladakh Phonya (in Bodhyik) and LAHDC, Leh Newsletter (in
English) from July 2014 as per the direction of LAHDC, Leh.
The department has organized 60
cultural shows and printed 1,800 copies of Ladakh Phonya, 1,500 copies
of LAHDC, Leh Newsletter and made
2,000 pass arrangements between
2011 and 2015 for detailed coverage
of important events, festivals and visiting dignitaries.
A total of 120 television sets with
DTH have been issued to community
centers, panchayat houses and other
institutions including schools, ICDS
centers, health centers and societies.

Archery event organized by Information Department, Leh

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District Panchayat Office


The district panchayat office operates the rural sanitation program in the district
to generate awareness in rural areas to maintain sanitary and hygienic condition in
households and villages. From October 2, 2014, the Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan has
been restructured and replaced by the Swachh Bharat Mission. Under this scheme,
the unit cost to construct individual household latrines has been enhanced to
12,000 with the central government contributing 10,800 and the state contributing 1,200.

ACHIEVEMENTS

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To make the gram panchayat/village


free of open defecation, 1,987 individual household latrine (IHHL) were
constructed between 2011-12 and
December 2014. The beneficiaries
included Below Poverty Line (BPL)
households and APL restricted to SC/
STs, small and marginal farmers etc.
Single IHHL were built at a unit cost
of 6,000 of which 3,700 was paid
by the central government, 1,400
by the state government and 900
was paid by the beneficiary.
During the period from 2011-12 till
December, 2014, 68 toilets were constructed in different government
schools on the funding pattern of
70% (central government): 30% (state
government) to achieve 100% coverage.

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Between 2011 and 2014, 157 babyfriendly anganwadi toilets were constructed in all anganwadi centers
housed in government buildings
across the district to encourage children to use toilets.
Between 2011 and 2014, 70 community/women sanitary complexes were
constructed in all blocks of the district, especially at community halls,
public gathering centers and bus
stand etc.
Under the component of Information,
Education and Communication (IEC),
various awareness camps and sanitation campaigns were launched in all
blocks and panchayats of the district
involving the panchayats and school
children. Sanitation-related posters
and pamphlets were also distributed.

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Gyurja TISS (TATA-LAHDC Development Support Program)


The Gyurja TISS project was initiated to provide the hill council inputs and expertise to make development more sustainable in the district. The project played a key
role in assisting the hill council assess the impact and damage caused by the 2010
flash floods.

ACHIEVEMENTS
The Dorabji Tata Trust, Mumbai donated
two water tankers to the hill council in
the aftermath of the 2010 floods. The
tankers were routed through the Gyurja
project and were handed over to the
PHE department in November 2010.
In 2011, the project organized a 12day exposure-cum-training workshop in Delhi, Mumbai and Ahmedabad for councilors and members of
civil society in Leh district.
In 2011, the project published the discussion paper titled Towards Strategising the District Plan of Leh, which collated discussions held by the project to
develop strategies to align the district
plan with the vision 2025 document.
In 2011, the project published the
Perspective Plan for the 12th Five Year
Plan for Leh district, which attempts
to align the development process in
the district with the vision document
that was development by the Leh hill
council in 2005.

The project carried our participatory


exercises in Taru and Umla villages
in 2012 and 2013 to develop a Community-based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) plan to feed into the
District Disaster Management Plan
being developed by the hill council.
A total of 84 newly-elected sarpanches (of 93 in the district) participated
in a 25-day exposure tour, supported
by IDBI, to Madhya Pradesh, Andhra
Pradesh, Rajasthan and Maharashtra.
Between June 2013 and June 2015,
the project adopted Taru village to
develop a model for rural development in the district, which integrated
the panchayat and other civil society
institutions and governance mechanisms.

In 2012, the project published the


findings of its micro-level planning
exercise to assess and identify disadvantaged and vulnerable groups and
individuals in the district.
A 2-day workshop on Panchayati Raj
Institutions was organized by the
project in 2012 for the sarpanches of
Leh district.

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Statistics and Evaluation


The district statistics and evaluation office was established in 1988 as an independent department. The main purpose of the department is to provide feedback on
the implementation of the district plan and facilitate a physical audit of developmental programs.

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The department has conducted several evaluation studies for the Statelevel Evaluation Committee (SLEC)
and District-level Evaluation Committee (DLEC). This includes Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (2010), Igoo-Phey canal
(2010-11), MGNREGA (2012), Border
Area Development Program (2010),
distribution of ration under BPL
scheme (2011-12), Integrated Child
Development Scheme (2013-14) and
Indira Awas Yojana (2013-14).
The department publishes several
annual publications of its findings.
These include District Statistical Handbook, Leh, District Leh at a Glance, Economic Review of Leh District and Village Amenities directory of Leh district.
The department has conducted several important surveys in the district
since 2010. These include a baseline

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survey on Border Area Development


Program (2010), post enumeration
survey on livestock census (2011),
post enumeration survey on census
2011, employment and unemployment survey (2011, 2012, 2014) and
baseline survey of knowledge, aptitude, behaviour, beliefs and practice
of electors (2013).
The department has also provided
various inputs from the district for
various aspects of the National Sample Survey. This includes non agriculture enterprises and socio-economic
data (2010-11), socio-economic data
(2011-12), agriculture, livestock, debt
and investment (2012-13), education
and health (2013-14 and domestic
tourism (2014-15).
The department successfully completed the 6th Economic Census for
the district in 2013-14.

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Mechanical Division
The mechanical division is responsible for providing mechanical expertise to other
departments with regard to various technological requirements.

ACHIEVEMENTS
Oxygen concentration plant based
on PSA technology with a capacity of
446 lit/m and 18m3/hr cylinders filling
capacity at SNM hospital, Leh for the
district hospital and PHC centers. Approximately 10,000 oxygen cylinders
have been refilled so far.
The department has set up a medical
gas system at SNM hospital, Leh with
48 oxygen outlets, 4 nitrogen outlets,
24 air outlets, 48 vacuum outlets.

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The department has installed a central heating system at SNM hospitals


new blocks. In addition, fire-fighting
equipment, sensor and lift service in
B block have been also been installed
at the hospital and the installation of
the lift service for F block is currently
being installed.

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