A delegation lead by the Chairman/Chief Executive Councilor, LAHDC Leh Shri Tashi Gyalson and the BJP Member of Parliament (MP) Shri Jamyang Tsering Namgyal called on the Union Minister of State (I/C) Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh here today.MoS, Dr Jitendra Singh congratulated them for the BJP’s victory in the LAHDC elections which was made possible and successful under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He said, these elections assumed special significance since this was the very first electoral exercise after Ladakh became a Union Territory.While addressing the delegation, Dr Jitendra Singh said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave highest priority to the demands of Ladakh and other peripheral regions. He said, it was for the first time under the Modi government that Ladakh had been granted a University, a Medical College and an Engineering College. The Minister said that this government has always “walk on the talk “ and fulfilled its all commitment for the region.Dr Jitendra Singh informed that Ministry of Science and Technology and ladakh administration have identified a land for building a regional centre of CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research) in the region.
Speaking about the connectivity issue of the region, MoS said that with opening of Atal Tunnel (also known as Rohtang Tunnel) and the under construction Zoji La Tunnel the all weather connectivity with this peripheral region will give big economic and security boost to the region. And this became a reality only under the able leadership and unflinching will of the Prime minister, Shri Narendra Modi.While discussing about the various projects, Dr Jitendra Singh said that a mega project on solar technology plant is being established in the region which will make it capable of providing enough electricity and energy for the people and various projects in the area.The Minister also mentioned about the preparation of the policy and action plan for “Carbon Neutral” Ladakh as announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He said that the Union Territory government is earnestly working on a comprehensive plan which would be ready to be placed before the higher authorities.The Union Minister also referred to the 50 crore special development package for Ladakh and said this was for the first time that any Central government had been so liberal in funding the various projects for the region. He said, this will be the first of its kind roadmap devoted exclusively to the Ladakh region.The delegation briefed the Union Minister about the current scenario following the LAHDC elections and also apprised him of the progress of various Centrally funded projects.In the concluding remark the Chairman, LAHDC, Leh thanked Dr Jitendra Singh for his continuous support and for his day to day coordination in taking up various Ladakh related matters with different Ministries at the Centre.