Past Projects

Here are some of the projects we have successfully completed in the recent years:

Funding Agency: Integrated Rural Energy Project, Jammu Year of installation: 2009 The improvement of traditional water mill (locally known as Rantak) is done by improving various components of the traditional mill. But, most significant is the replacement of the traditional wooden runner with a hydraulically better-shaped metallic runner that has cup shaped blades. This increases […]

Project Location: Palam, Leh Funding Agencies: LEDeG and HFH Project Partner: Habitat for Humanity (HFH), India and SEEDS Total Budget: 75,65,455 Rs. Duration: 2-year (2011-12) Context Ladakh experienced massive flash floods on 5 August 2010 because of sudden cloudbursts and extreme rainfalls. The new settlements in Choglamsar were the worst hit in terms of loss […]

Project Location: Rukruk, Zanskar Funding agency: BORDA, Germany Total budget: Rs.113,617 Year of installation: 2010 Context LEDeG has been implementing decentralised water supply projects since 1994 and has introduced the water lifting technology called Hydraulic Ram Pump (Hydram). It is an automatic pumping device that utilises a small fall of water to lift a fraction […]

Decentralised Solar Photovoltaic Power Plants for Village Electrification Project Location: Leh and Kargil Funding agency: Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, New Delhi Project Partner: SCATEC Solar India Pvt. Limited, New Delhi Duration: 2 years (2010-11) Context Many of the remote and isolated villages in Ladakh are yet to be electrified. Due to its total […]

Capacity building of the Renewable Energy Development Cooperative Society Ltd. (REDCO) for income generation activities and awareness generation for sustainable development of Durbuk block, Leh district, J&K Location: Durbuk, Leh Funding Agency: United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Duration: 2-year (2009-10) Context Many of the remote and isolated villages in Ladakh are yet to […]

Bartoo village in Kargil district is situated in a narrow valley about 25km from Sankoo. There were 65 families living in the village. The village is not connected to the power grid. The road came very recently to the village and they were deprived of many basic needs services. Funding Agencies:  REPIC and BORDA Project […]

Improving the winter livelihood of rural population and setting up sustainable network to disseminate energy efficiency in the cold desert of Western Indian Himalayas. Project Location: Leh and Kargil districts Funding Agencies: European Union, Fondation Ensemble and others Project Partners: GERES (France), LNP, LEHO, SECMOL, ECOSPHERE (Spiti) Duration: 4-year (2008-12) Context Shortage of fuel wood […]

Project Location: Lehdo (Khaltse) and Udmaroo (Nubra) of Leh district Funding Agency: Sir Dorabji Tata Trust, Mumbai Total Budget: Rs.40.91 lacs Duration: 3-year (2008-11) Context Apricot and apples are the main fruit trees of Ladakh and are widely grown in the warmer and lower reaches of Ladakh, particularly in Sham, Nubra and Kargil. Traditionally, the […]

LEDeG, in collaboration with GERES, is implementing project LIGHT. The project has different components and LEDeG, along with other local NGOs part of the network, is responsible for the implementation of the activities in different project areas across Ladakh. The project aims at improving the livelihood of the rural population in the Indian Western Himalayas consisting of Ladakh and […]

In May 2007, LEDeG installed a solar community cooker at a nun retreat centre, in Skidmang, a village in Nyoma block of Leh district, situated at a distance of about 140Kms from Leh, Ladakh. Prior to the installation of the community solar cooker, the cooking fuels had to be transported from Leh, which was a large investment.

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 […]

Year: 2006 – 2008 Total budget: 40,622 Euros (23,15,422.00 INR) Funding Agencies: BORDA (Bremen Overseas Research and Development Association), Germany. From 2006-2008, LEDeG successfully completed a project to provide electricity on a sustainable basis, provide drinking water and irrigation, and improve people’s income in the remote and mountainous regions of Ladakh. Aims and Objectives: To […]

In 2003-2007, LEDeG installed a solar photovoltaic power plant at Tangtse, with support from ICEF, MNRE and LAHDC. The power pant continuously supplies electricity to over 350 households, for five hours in a day, and has completely replaced the existing 250kVa Diesel Generator of the Power Development Department of the Government. Year: 2003 – 2007 […]