Wednesday, January 29, 2020

LAHDC demands protocol dept in Leh, expediting PMDP projects

TSL News Network

JAMMU, Dec 4: Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, (LAHDC) Leh has sought establishment of Hospitality and Protocol Department at Leh and placing police personnel of Leh to their home district back who are serving in Kashmir division.

This demand was projected by Chief Executive Councillor (CEC) Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, (LAHDC) Leh, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal and MLC Chering Dorjay who called on Advisor to Governor Krishnan Vijay Kumar. He is looking after both the departments. Deputy Chairman LAHDC Leh Gyal P Wangyal, Executive Councillors LAHDC Leh, Tsering Sandup and Phunsok Stanzin were also present on the occasion.

CEC Leh apprised the Advisor about important issues pertaining to development of Leh district. With regard to the strengthening of the health sector in the district, the delegation raised several important issues that need the attention of the government.

The main issues that were projected included shortage of doctors, up-gradation of existing health institutions, construction of separate building with residential facilities for students and teaching staff of AMT School that presently runs from old block of District Hospital, expediting of PMDP projects, requirement of Primary Health Centre under National Urban Health Mission (NUHM) and others.

Besides this, the delegation also requested for the strengthening of Human Resource at the district hospital, the establishment of Hospitality & Protocol Department at Leh and placing the police personnel’s of Leh to their home district back who are serving in Kashmir division since long. They also called for posting police personnel to the newly raised IRP Battalion.

A discussion was also held on the project ‘Juniper Conservation and Propagation’ and its inclusion under Intensification of Forest Management Scheme. It was told that the Juniper plant is found in its natural habitat in Leh-Ladakh and is revered as a very sacred plant. It is also used as incense in monasteries and is very significant in religious festivals especially among Buddhist Community.

The delegation requested for according necessary approvals to the project so that it can be conserved. The Advisor after having a thorough discussion with CEC LAHDC Leh and other members assured them that all the issues raised would be looked into and appropriate action would be taken to address them.

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