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Ladakh to be developed on modern lines: DyCM

Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh today said that the Government has already undertaken a holistic developmental programme for the Ladakh region. The Deputy Chief Minister was interacting with various deputations during his extensive tour of Leh city where he took stock of various developmental works being undertaken by the Government. Minister for Cooperatives and Ladakh Affairs, Tsering Dorjay, Chief Executive Councilor, LAHDC, Dr. Sonam Dawa, DC Leh, Executive Councilors and senior officers of the local administration accompanied the Deputy Chief Minister. The Deputy Chief Minister while referring to various developmental initiatives and schemes undertaken in this area said that special focus has been given to develop the historic Leh town and it has already been undertaken under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) under which every facet of urban development would be addressed. Dr. Singh while directing the officers to ensure that the town gets requisite supply of electric power said that it is essential for the tourist season as well as for the local populace living there. He said that the State has already undertaken a comprehensive programme for upgrading and augmenting the electric infra, transmitting facilities so that the more electric power can be transmitted to different un-electrified areas of the region. While referring to the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY), the Dy CM said that under this scheme every un-electrified habitation of the State would be covered by 2019. He said, similarly, under “Power for All” un-interrupted supply of electric power would be provided to consumers of the State at affordable prices. The Deputy Chief Minister also asked the Executive Councilors to make need based and area specific development programmes for which the Government would readily provide requisite funds under various State and centrally sponsored schemes. He said they should also involve the people at the grass root level in the implementation of these welfare programmes, which would ensure decentralization of powers which is the basis of democratic setup. Dr. Singh also directed various sectoral officers to speed up the pace of various developmental initiatives being undertaken in different sectors and ensure their time bound completion. He said that the purpose of various schemes gets defeated if it is not completed within the stipulated time frame. The Deputy Chief Minister directed the officers to undertake the beautification of the Leh market, keeping in view the local architectural patterns and tastes. He also inspected the Indoor Stadium Leh and directed the officers to undertake necessary upgradation viz-a-viz infrastructure and the facilities being provided to the aspiring sports persons and the youth of the area.