Monday, September 25

LG Mishra inaugurates Aadi Bazaar in Leh


Leh: The Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh, Brigadier (Dr) BD Mishra along with First Lady Neelam Mishra, inaugurated the 10-day-long Aadi Bazaar at Eco-Park, Leh.

Regional Manager North, TRIFED, Shri Shantanu Saharan apprised the HLG of the Aadi Bazaar being organised by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Tribal Co-Operative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED) and Tribes India in Leh.

The HLG and First Lady Smt Neelam Mishra inspected the stalls where artisans and Self-Help Groups (SHGs) from Leh and Kargil have displayed woven textiles, organic products, painting, stone pottery, jewellery, etc.

Later, the HLG held a meeting with Advisor to HLG, Dr Pawan Kotwal; Principal Secretary, Industries and Commerce, Shri Sanjeev Khirwar; Secretary, RDD, Shri Amit Sharma and the TRIFED officials at Raj Niwas. Regional Manager North, TRIFED, Shri Shantanu Saharan informed the HLG about the initiative taken by TRIFED to improve the livelihood of artisans, entrepreneurs and SHGs in Ladakh. He informed that TRIFED is working in 10 blocks in Ladakh and the organisation is providing funds to the SHGs in different sectors.

Shri Saharan further informed that 1.5 crore rupees were also released for the upliftment of the SHGs in Ladakh. He also informed the HLG about Pradhan Mantri Van Dhan Yojna (PMVDY) launched by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India, with the aim of improving the livelihood of tribal communities in India. He requested for the operationalisation of the work which has stopped for the past six months. He informed about their plan for the sale of the products from artisans, SHGs and entrepreneurs from Ladakh through the Van Dhan Vikas Kendras.

Shri Saharan assured to provide adequate funding through the Ministry to boost the livelihood of Ladakhi artisans, SHGs and entrepreneurs.

The LG directed Principal Secretary, Industries and Secretary, Rural Development Department to discuss the matters with Regional Manager, North, TRIFED and resolve the issue at the earliest so that the artisans, SHGs and entrepreneurs can avail the benefits of the scheme.

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