Pilot Project for Improvement of Living Conditions of Structurally Disadvantaged Areas of Ladakh through Development of Village-based Micro-Enterprises

Year:
2006 – 2007

Total budget:
2, 50, 000

Funding Agencies:
Sir Ratan Tata Trust, Mumbai

In order to improve the living conditions of people residing instructurally disadvantaged areas of Ladakh, LEDeG promoted profitable village based micro-enterprises in these areas by making sustainable use of the limited natural resources. LEDeG promoted new methods and techniques for value addition to local resources based in income generation activities.

Objectives:

  • Identification and initiations of agricultural based programs to spur people’s interest in agriculture.
  • Promotion of new methods and techniques for value addition to local resources based in income generation activities.
  • Documentations and demonstrations of pilot project results for large scale implementations.

Project outcomes:

  • Production and sales of vegetable seeds organically produced.
  • Organic certification is underway; expert from IMO, Bangalore visited LEDeG recently and follow-ups are taken up by our staff.
  • Training on organic farming to farmers from Lehdo.
  • 9 varieties of local vegetable seeds procured (10 kilos each) and sold to Zanskar:
      1. Mongol
      2. Swed
      3. Turnip
      4. White Carrot
      5. Radish
      6. Lettuce
      7. Onion
      8. Coriander
      9. Methi
  • Pollination of 3 varieties of flowering seeds.
      1. Guru Makmal
      2. Marigold
      3. Tulip