Tuesday, April 23

Several delegations call on LG Mishra, raise issues, seek redressal

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Leh: A delegation from Sham region comprising Councillor, Likir, Smanla Dorjee Nubroo; Councillor, Skurbuchan, Lhundup Dorjai and Councillor, Temisgam, Tashi Tundup called on the Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh, Brigadier (Dr) BD Mishra (Retd), at Raj Niwas.

 

Smanla submitted a proposal to the LG for preparing a Water Safety Plan for Ladakh and informed that glaciers are the only source of water for the region. 

He also highlighted the issue of polluted freshwater streams (Tokpo), lack of information on the availability of groundwater and limited data on the water quality and receding and polluted glaciers.

Smanla requested the LG for the upgradation of smart education in government schools, setting up of fire sub-stations at each block headquarters, preparing Tourism Development Plan for the Sham area with a special fund package for decentralisation of the impact of tourism, redressal of the issue faced by the rejected Staff Selection Commission (SSC) candidates and the need to create a psychiatric wing with adequate facilities and equipment in Leh and Kargil, etc.

 

A delegation from Chumathang led by its Chairperson, Block Development Council, Shri Jigmat Yountan, called on the LG at Raj Niwas.

 

Yountan raised several issues related to Chumathang, viz. the need for the upgradation of Medical Aid Centre at Chumathang to the Community Health Centre (CHC); the need to open a Medical Aid Centre at Kesar village; the need to construct a motorable bridge over Indus River at Chumathang; the need to construct a sports stadium along with an indoor to promote sports activities among the youth; the need to construct quarters for staff, etc.

 

The LG assured to look into the matter.

 

Captain (Retd) Rigzin Dorje from Domkhar called on the LG at Raj Niwas. Dorje informed about the ongoing process of widening of roads in Domkhar village.

 He informed about the initial and the second survey conducted by officials from the concerned department in which his ancestral land on which he grows apricot and other fruits has been included for the construction of the road contrary to the previous survey in which his land was excluded. 

He also informed about its impact on the livelihood of his family members and requested for the LG’s intervention to protect his ancestral land and ensure that his land and trees are not affected by the construction of the road.

 

The LG assured to look into the matter.

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