Ladakh, particularly Leh and Kargil town, is presently facing a problem of Solid Waste Management and if not addressed immediately, it might result in a major problem for the administration as well as the local residents. Ladakh receives approximately around 30,000 tourists from all over the world. In order to cater to the needs of the ever growing demands in the tourism sector, there has been a huge influx of packed food and water products. This has generated large amounts of garbage in urban as well as peri-urban areas of Ladakh region.
LEDeG, though not expertise, has been making some small efforts to address this issue in a proper manner. These small efforts include cleanliness drives and field studies to analyse the problems of Solid Waste Management.