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Research on high altitude adaptation

This 3-year project, lasting from 2009 to 2012, was implemented by scientists and researchers from the National Institute of Humanity and Research (NIHR), Japan, in close collaboration with Ladakh Institute of Prevention (LIP) and LEDeG. The project examined how humans have adapted to high-altitude environments physiologically, ecologically and culturally. Project researchers documented the health status […]

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Ladakh floods

Heavy rainfall across the Ladakh region and cloudbursts in some areas including Leh town, on August 5th and 6th 2010 resulted in large scale floods and landslides in the town and 52 villages across Leh district. The migrant settlements near Choglamsar and parts of Leh town were the worst hit in terms of loss of human life […]

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Solid Waste Management

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 […]

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Visit of the Deputy Director of BORDA Germany

Mr. Stefan Reuter, Deputy Director of Bremen Overseas Research & Development Association (BORDA), Germany visited Ladakh on August 16th to September 5th, 2009. The purpose of the visit was to review the project sites, funded by BORDA, which was implemented by LEDeG from the year 2000 onwards. Mr. Reuter visited Fanjilla, Udmaroo, Purkitshey and Pangbar […]

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Program for Promoting Sustainable Use and Management of Groundwater in Leh Town

Duration of the Project Minimum 4 years (starting date – January 2010) Total Funds Required Rs. 52,99,294 Location The Notified Area of Leh town Number of beneficiaries to be reached 6580 households in the Notified Area (according to 2001 Census) Beneficiary Profile (Socio-Economic Status & Levels of marginalization) The project is aimed at benefiting all […]

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