Tuesday, October 3
DC Santosh addresses community concerns in Durbuk

DC Santosh addresses community concerns in Durbuk


LEH: Deputy Commissioner Leh, Santosh Sukhadeve on his second day visit to Durbuk sub-division visited PHC Tangtse and interacted with staff.

During his visit to Tangtse, Deputy Commissioner toured the Primary Health Center (PHC) and interacted with the staff. The staff requested for two additional ambulances, emphasizing the critical need for enhanced medical support in the region.

Continuing his visit, DC Leh assessed the ongoing construction of the PHC building in Tangtse. He examined the progress of the project, discussing crucial details with officials from the CPWD and the contractor responsible for its execution.

Officials and community leaders, including Councillor Chushul, BDC Chairman, SE PW (R&B), ACR, SDM, Xen PDD, and others, joined the Deputy Commissioner during his extensive tour.

Similarly, he visited Yerath, Chhibra, Sato, Kargyam, Khera-Pullu, Burma, Chushul, and Merak, where he engaged with local representatives and listened to their concerns and aspirations.

In Sato-Kargyam, Councillor Chushul, Konchok Stanzin, demanded the need for reliable 4G tele-connectivity, with an emphasis on obtaining clearance from the wildlife department. He also underscored requirements such as battery replacement for Solar Power Stations, promotion of nomadic tourism, and the establishment of Yak model villages in the Sato-Kargyam region.

Recognizing the region’s dependence on livestock and cattle rearing, he called for the provision of prefabricated huts and other essential amenities.

Also, a request was made for the establishment of an Anganwadi center in Burma to support the local community’s childcare needs.

Further, DC Leh visited the centralized residential school at Sato-Kargyam. The Village Education Committee (VEC) Chairman and Principal emphasized the need for a central heating system in the school to ensure the students’ comfort and well-being.

During his stop at Khera-Pullu,he engaged with Self-Help Group (SHG) members undergoing a two-day training program on formation and training by the National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM).

In addition to these engagements, there were calls for the allocation of land to remaining residents at the “3 Idiots” shooting point, the establishment of an Anganwadi center in Burma, and the construction of borewell walling around pastures to protect against wildlife.

Deputy Commissioner Leh reaffirmed the commitment of the Union Territory (UT), LAHDC (Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council), and District Administration to provide essential facilities to border villages on a priority basis.

He sought the cooperation of the local community and also briefed them about the Vibrant Village Programme (VVP) scheme. He assured rigorous follow-up for wildlife clearance for the installation of 4G mobile towers, a crucial step toward improving connectivity in the region.

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