Urban initiatives

LEDeG staffs underwent a training-cum-retreat under the guidance of experts from BORDA (Bremen Overseas Research and Development Association) from 29th April till 2nd May, 2018. The objective of the three-day retreat was to develop a detailed planning for all the ongoing projects, including urban mobility, architectural structures and public spaces, and water management in Leh. […]

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 […]

  Project title:   Urban water health project-II Partner organization: Technical University of Munich. The project was restarted in the month of June 2017. It aim is to study Leh town further intensively into the development aspects and its impact on the fragile environment and its resources. Leh is one of the fastest growing town in […]

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 […]

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 […]