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Improved basic amenities to Leh people, LAHDC top priority: CEC
Dorjey Motup chairs GCM at Council Secretariat Leh

Leh, April 12, (Scoop News)- The Chief Executive Coucillor, Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC), Dorjey Motup who is also the chairmen of General Council Meeting today said that LAHDC is committed to provide all improved basic amenities like road connectivity, safe drinking water, uninterrupted power supply, quality education, health facilities besides better lanes and drains adding that for this purpose planning and development department has conveyed a ceiling of Rs. 135.89 crore under Capex Budget 2018-19.
This was stated by the Chief Executive Councilor while addressing the General Council Meeting at Council Secretariat Assembly Hall, here today.
Minister for Cooperatives and Ladakh Affairs, Chering Dorjay, Executive Councilor for Agriculture Tsering Wangdus, Executive Councilor for Health Gyal P Wangyal, Executive Councilor for Tourism Tsering Sandup, Executive Councilor for Animal and Sheep Husbandry Mumtaz Hussain, Member Parliament Ladakh Thupstan Tsewang, besides Councillors of Hill Council, Deputy Commissioner/CEO, LAHDC, Leh Avny Lavasa and Head of departments of various departments were present on the occasion.

The CEC informed that planning and development has conveyed Rs. 57.02 crore under regular schemes, Rs. 12 crore under NABARD loan assistance, Rs. 2 crore as NABARD State share, Rs. 55.45 crore under centrally sponsored schemes and Rs. 9.42 crore as state matching share for centrally sponsored schemes under capex budget for the year 2018-19 for the Leh district. He asked the officers to gear up their men and machinery for mitigating developmental related issues of the people.

During the year 2017-18, Dorjey Motup informed that 160.44 Km road has been blacktopped, 13.85 km road metalled, 11.23 km shingled and 48.81 km fair weather road under various schemes like district plan, BADP, NABARD, Town and Cities, UIDSSMT and CRF.

The Chief Executive Councilor Dorjey Motup asked the EC Agriculture to promote agriculture and horticulture schemes among the farmers for boosting the agriculture production in the district. He said that Leh district has great potential for agriculture and horticulture production.

The Executive Councilor for Animal and Sheep Husbandry Mumtaz Hussain informed the CEC that measures has been taken for stopping fish mortality at Sato-Kargyam nallah adding that for this purpose the department has engaged JCB to train the said nallah. He informed that a detail project report for permanent solution has prepared and submitted to the LAHDC for further instructions.

Regarding the water level at fish farm Diskit, he informed that the inlet water feeding channel has been repaired and there is adequate quantity of water available.

Release of trout fish in Indus River, EC Mumtaz informed the house that stocking of fish in Indus River has not affected the population of local fish in the river.

The Executive Councilor for Tourism Tsering Sandup informed the house the tourism department is making sincere efforts for providing all modern line basic amenities to visiting tourists in the district. He said that instruction has been issued to the officers for facilitating the visiting tourists with all basic amenities so that they do not face any inconvenience during the visit to the district. He said that Leh is the best place for winter and summer season tourism. He said that every year thousands of foreign as well as domestic tourists visiting here and enjoyed the place with full joy.

During the General Council Meeting, DC Leh Avny Lavasa replied to the questions put up by the councilors and said that the District Administration all out efforts to provide all civic amenities to the people at their do door step. She said that there is no constraint of funds in mitigating the genuine issues of the people of the district.

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