After successful implementation of waste management centre ‘Project Tsangda’ in Choglamsar, Diskit, Nimoo, and Khaltse, Avny Lavasa, DC, Leh inaugurates one new unit in Pangong lake on June 6.
Konchok Stanzin, Councillor Chushul was the guest of honour. Rigzin Spalgon, Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Durbuk, Tsering Paldan, Assistant Commissioner Development, Leh, staffs of the rural development department and villagers in large number were also present.
Conceptualized by Avny Lavasa herself, the timely needed waste management project is being successfully executed by the Rural Development Department, Leh.
She assured that the project will benefit all besides protecting the sanctity and beauty of the Pangong lake. She also appealed the locals for their full cooperation to make the project successful.
Talking about making Pangong area as per the standard of International Tourist destination, she said that the administration is working on a master plan for proper development of the newly allotted camping sites.
She further added that to promote tourism, work on activities like Yak cheese, home-stay and other projects is in the pipeline.
Konchok Stanzin appreciated the initiative and said that the Project Tsangda was much needed in Durbuk area mainly in Pangong in the wake of heavy tourist inflow.
He further added that the Council is working on the master plan for establishing newly allotted camp sites.
An awareness programme about the project was conducted for the villagers of Pangong, Mann, Merak, Lukung, Phobrang, Khaksted and Yurgo and owners of camps, resorts, guest houses and restaurants.
Rigzin Spalgon, SDM Durbuk welcomed the initiative of Project Tsangda in Pangong and also congratulated the entire team for the successful running of all the units in different other villages.
Highlighting the success story of Project Tsangda that started in December 2017 at Choglamsar, Tsering Paldan, ACD appealed people to make the project successful, He further requested proper usage of the dustbin, segregation of garbage, and understand the importance of reuse, recycle, reduce of garbage.
Later, a dustbin was also distributed and residents were charged the subsidized rate while full price was charged from the commercial establishments.
An interactive session also held that strongly emphasised on the involvement of ITBP and Army to make the project successful. During the programme, films and documentary films on Project Tsangda were also screened.