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Agriculture Dept Ladakh receives PM’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration

  • Integrity Education, Delhi
  • 22, Apr 2022
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The Agriculture Department of Union Territory of Ladakh has received the Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration for the year 2021. Prime Minister Narendra Modi presented the award to UT Secretary Ravinder Kumar for Excellence in Public Administration in Innovation- State category, for the Ladakh Greenhouse Project. The Award consists of a trophy, citation and a cash award of 20 lakh rupees for the implementation of the project.

DRDO’s Leh-based Defence Institute of High Altitude Research, DIHAR developed Greenhouse technology was transferred to the Ladakh Agriculture Department in 2019. This technology is under implementation as Ladakh Greenhouse Project, in Leh and Kargil Districts.

In Ladakh, 315 greenhouses have already been completed and 1,000 such greenhouses will be completed by the end of this year. Agriculture Department is providing 75 per cent financial assistance on green houses in both Leh and Kargil districts. While making Ladakh a carbon neutral as envisioned by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Solar Passive Green House Project is serving the shortage of green vegetables in winters and corroborating with Project MODI of converting UT Ladakh into an organic state by 2025.

Out of 2,253 nominations in different categories, three-stage scrutiny and verification by the experts, the Ladakh Green House Project was selected for the award.

The event was also attended by Chief Agriculture Officer, Leh Tashi Tsetan, DRDO, DIHAR, Senior Scientist Dr. Tsering Stobdan and OSD Dr. Stanzin Thakchos in New Delhi.

Agriculture Secretary Ravinder appreciated the role of officials of the Department and DIHAR (DRDO), Leh for their hard work, dedication and consistent support. He also congratulated the whole farming community for adopting the new technology.

Sources : News on Air