LG Ladakh discusses administrative support to SHGs, allied issues
Jammu Links News8/23/2023

LEH: The Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh, Brigadier (Dr) BD Mishra (Retd) on Tuesday discussed possible administrative support to the women Self Help Groups across Ladakh.

During a meeting held today the LG discussed various aspects of empowering the SHGs, which play a vital role in providing economic self-sufficiency at the grass-root level. The issues related to capacity building, skill development and handholding to avail GoI schemes for the SHGs were also discussed.

The LG directed the Secretary, RDD, Ladakh to identify and prepare a detailed report on the Self-Help Groups (SHGs) which are actively working in the region. He also stated that more women in the villages need to be encouraged to form such SHGs and stressed on the need for all concerned departments to provide the require assistance and handholding support.

Mishra directed Principal Secretary, Industries, Ladakh for expediting works on completion of the Brand Ladakh Emporium at New Delhi and keep its inauguration on 2nd October, 2023. The Brand Ladakh Emporium will display Ladakhi handloom, handicraft and processed food items produced by the SHGs, entrepreneurs and other small scale industries of Ladakh in the National capital.

Stating that Pashmina is the most crucial raw material for most of the SHGs working in the handloom sector, the LG directed Secretary, Animal and Sheep Husbandry Department, Ladakh to work out effective means to provide necessary shelter and other items to the shepherds of Pashmina goats to aim for zero mortality rate amongst the Pashmina goat kids.

The LG directed Secretary, PDD, Ladakh to look into providing solar power lamps (Diyas) for Diwali in collaboration with Kargil Renewable Energy Development Agency (KREDA).

Advisor to LG, Dr Pawan Kotwal, Principal Secretary, Sanjeev Khirwar, Commissioner Secretary, Padma Angmo, Secretary RDD, Amit Sharma, Secretary to LG, Ravinder Kumar, Director, RDD, Ladakh, Tahir Hussain Zubdavi; Director Tourism, Ladakh, Kunzes Angmo besides other concerned officers were present in the meeting.



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