Union Minister Parshottam Rupala visits Eastern Ladakh villages; inaugurates “Vibrant Villages” program
Leh: Villages located at the border regions including LAC and LOC to be covered under the Vibrant Villages Programme with a budget of Rs 4800 Cr that has been envisioned by the Union Government led by Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.
Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying, Parshottam Rupala visited the villages of Shayok, Kargyam, and Phobrang in the Eastern Ladakh, where he was given a warm welcome by the Executive Councillor for RDD, Tashi Namgyal Yakzee, Councillor Chushul, Konchok Stanzin, Nominated Councillor, Ven Konchok Tsepel, Administrative officers led by DC/CEO LAHDC Leh, Shrikant Suse, and the village representatives of Lalok region. They also accompanied the Union Minister during the entire tour.
The Union Minister interacted with the local villagers who put forward various demands including the opening of Galwan valley for domestic tourists, the lifting of water from Shayok River for agricultural purposes, the need for veterinary centers at various locations, fodder development, Yak breeding centers, rehabilitation of rearing families by providing more units with an increasing number of Yaks, exposure tours for nomads to learn modern ways of rearing cattle, more huts for nomads rearing Yaks, dairy product processing center and rural employment generation, etc.
He also visited local houses in Shayok, and Chilam, and interacted with the residents and the herders. He also visited the winter reserve pasture in Sato village and enquired about the health of the Yak herds.
The Union Minister assured that the demands raised before him would be considered for necessary action from the concerned Departments/Agencies soon.
He also assured to promote the border villages and strengthen the rural economic units under the Vibrant Villages Programme. He further distributed Yak shearing machines, Nomadic tents (Rebo), and cattle feed seeds among the beneficiaries.