Category Archives: Urban initiatives

Liveable inclusive and resilient Himalayan City- Strengthen capacities of Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council”

Leh town of Ladakh located at an elevation of 3,500 meters ASL, (12,000 feet) in Indian Himalaya, is one of the highest cities in the world and region  experiences a minimum temperature of -30°C in winter and a maximum of 35°C in summer. A cold desert half way up the Himalayan mountains, the safety and […]


Urban Water Health Leh research (URWAHL)

Project period:  08/2012 – 04/2015 Project area: Leh Funding agencies: European Commission German Research Foundation Project partners: Ladakh Ecological Development Group, India (LEDeG), Bonn Asia Center (BAZ) at University of Bonn, ZEF Water Pollution and Health Initiative Context: This interdisciplinary study analyses towns facing large-scale transformation due to rapid economic growth (e.g. through tourism) against […]


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 […]