Ladakh Ecological Development Group (LEDeG) in collaboration with Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) Leh and Bremen Overseas Research and Development Association (BORDA) organised a one-day technical training on operations & maintenance of water supply network under the Liveable Leh project which is supported by European Union and co-funded by BMZ on 26th of November […]

“Despite being born in a cold country such as Finland, I had imagined that the worst thing about Ladakh would be the cold weather. But fortunately, weather was not the worst thing. Actually I barely thought about the cold weather, except on some nights when I couldn’t feel my feet despite sleeping under four blankets. […]

Students from Eliezer Joldan Memorial College, Leh visited Ladakh Ecological Development Group (LEDeG) Office campus on November 5. More than 30 students along with two professors came for an exposure tour and also to learn about the activities carried out by the organisation. Dr Nordan Otzer, Executive Director of LEDeG, gave a presentation about the […]

Nine students of Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) are currently doing a six-week internship at Ladakh Ecological Development Group (LEDeG). The students- Avi Anuj Jain, Diksha Aneja, Mukul Verma, Monanshu Shah, Priyanka Trivedi, Shruti Takalkhede, Hrishikesh Krishnskumar and Sujaya Kumara- came to Leh in second week of October and will return on 28th of […]

Ladakh Ecological Development Group in collaboration with Charasa Village Association and Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) Leh organised a two-day event, “Serga- the Clay Festival,” at Charasa village in Nubra valley. The festival was supported by Future Earth, All Ladakh Tour Operators Association (ALTOA), A Lifetime Trip, Ravine Trek, Unwind Outdoor and White Copper […]

Shri Sonam Dawa, 84, an inspirational engineer and philanthropist, passed away unexpectedly on 25 October 2018 at SNM Hospital, Leh. Shri Sonam Dawa was born on 18 October 1934 and grew up in Chemrey village, where he did his primary schooling at the Government Middle School. He later attended Government High School and was one […]

Ladakh Ecological Development Group (LEDeG) in collaboration with Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) Leh, Bremen Overseas Research & Development Association (BORDA), Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA) India Chapter, and National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) New Delhi organised a twoday workshop on ‘Peer Exchange and Expert Talk on Water and Wastewater in Hill Town-Hill’ on […]

Ladakh Ecological Development Group (LEDeG) in collaboration with Municipal Committee Leh (MCL) and All Ladakh Tour Operators Association (ALTOA) organised a Cleanliness and Sanitation Drive under Swachh Bharat Mission and Swachhata Hi Sewa 2018 campaign on September 29. Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Leh Moses Kunzang was the Chief Guest for the occasion. Inspector MC Leh, […]

The Strategic Planning team during an exposure tour participated in Municipalika, an international platform to evolve, evaluate and share policies, strategies, cutting edge technologies and innovations towards Smart and Sustainable living in cities, from 19th to 21st September at Bombay Exhibition Centre Goregaon East, Mumbai. Through the Exhibition and Conference, it aimed at providing a […]

District Administration Leh in collaboration with Ladakh Ecological Development Group (LEDeG) organised a one-day town hall meeting on ‘Future of Water in Leh: Where are we heading?’ on September 10 at Sindhu Sanskriti Bhawan. The objective of the meeting was to hold a participatory discussion on the water scenario in Leh and the steps that […]

The Liveable Leh team of Ladakh Ecological Development Group (LEDeG) attended the fifth meeting of the Ladakh NGO Forum at Ule Tokpo on September 29 and 30. The meeting was organised by Students Educational and Cultural Movement of Ladakh (SECMOL) headed by Sonam Wangchuk and Rebecca Norman. Other than LEDeG, the other NGOs which attended […]

Continuing its trend of inviting guest speakers, Ladakh Ecological Development Group (LEDeG) organised the sixth talk of the Liveable Leh Talk Series on September 3. Padma Shri Morup Namgyal, a popular figure among the Ladakhis who is famous as a composer, singer and dramatist, was the speaker for the occasion. He spoke about Ladakhi language […]

Ladakh Ecological Development Group has won prestigious national awards at the ‘India Green Energy Award 2018’ ceremony held in New Delhi on 7th of September 2018. The programme was organized by Indian Federation of Green Energy. The LEDeG stood as winner in the category of ‘Outstanding contribution in developing successful Community Based Green Energy Project’ […]

 LEDeG team  along with team from ONGC energy centre met Home Minster for state, Mr.Kiran Rijuji and MP Ladakh , Mr.Thupstan Tsewang and submit memorandum to explore the geothermal potential in Ladakh.   On 17th July 2018, Mrs Kunzes Dolma, Geothermal consultant at Ladakh Ecological Development Group (LEDeG), attended a meeting with the delegates of ONGC […]

Ladakh Ecological Development Group (LEDeG) organised a four-day Senior Leadership Training Programme at Ule Topo from July 19 to July 22 under Liveable Leh project which is funded by European union and BMZ . It was the first of the four modules of the senior training leadership programme. Dr Thomas Reigner, who is a social scientist and whose work […]

  Rammed earth, also known as “Gyapak” is an old traditional technique for constructing foundations, floor and walls using natural raw materials. It is an ancient method which were widely used across Ladakh. It has stood the test of time. It has been used to create buildings around the world whose beauty and robustness are […]

Ladakh Ecological Development Group (LEDeG) organised its fourth talk of the Liveable Leh Talk Series at the meeting hall in its office premises in Karzoo on July 9. Mipham Otsal, one of the most well-known theatre artist from Leh, was the speaker for the occasion. Mipham spoke about traditional solutions for contemporary problems. The talk […]

Ladakh Ecological Development Group (LEDeG) organised its fourth talk of the Liveable Leh Talk Series at Moravian Mission School auditorium hall on June 25. The topic for the talk was ‘Walkability in Leh’ and the speaker for the occasion was Rigzin Spalgon, Administrator, Municipal Committee Leh (MCL). The talk series is a part of the […]

LEDeG organised Flood mitigation cum Rammed Earth workshop in Charasa from the 16th to the 17th of June 2018. As part of the developing program for Charasa, a LEDeG team and an architect group working in the Nubra valley came to the village on the 16th of June for a workshop with the villagers. The […]

Experts from Tide Technocrats Private Limited, a Bangalore-based company which has pioneered thermal-based faecal sludge treatment plant in India, visited Ladakh Ecological Development Group (LEDeG) office at Karzoo on June 6. Dr Norden Otzer, executive director of LEDeG, gave a brief overview of the organisation and the Liveable Leh Project 2030. Arun Kumar RS and […]

LEDeG organised a Liveable Leh talk series on 28th of May 2018 in Ecology Centre. Large no of people including representatives from various civil society organisation, well-wishers of Ladakh and many more participated in it.   With the ever-growing urban development in Leh, the incumbent government is striving to turn Leh into one of the […]

Watermelon/Muskmelon trail Project in Charasa Village supported by Future Earth   Under the guidance and support of Defence Instituted of High Altitude Research Centre (DIHAR) and supported by Future Earth, a production of watermelon variety (Bejo Sheetal) & muskmelon seedlings were distributed on trial basis with few interested farmers of Charasa village. The main objective […]

Yu-Ling Cheng, a professor of Applied Science and Engineering at the University of Toronto and the director of Centre for Global Engineering, visited LEDeG on May 18, 2018. Cheng, who received grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation under Reinvent the Toilet Challenge project in 2011, is working on a prototype that requires no […]

Tender Document Ladakh Ecological Development Group, Leh invites sealed quotations from reputed companies / manufacturers/ supply agencies for procurement of Suction Truck/ Cesspool Vehicle/ Honeysucker Machine for Faecal Sludge Treatment Plant, Leh. The interested Companies / manufacturers/ supply agencies may submit their technical and financial bid documents in prescribed format in separate sealed cover. The […]

Ladakh Ecological Development Group (LEDeG) in collaboration with Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) organised a workshop on ‘Sustainable Mobility: Changspa Street’ on April 18, 2018, Hotel Singge Palace, Old Road. This workshop was organised under the Liveable Leh Project 2030, which is funded by European Union and co funded by BMZ.  There were 21 […]

Following are the list of candidates who have been select for the various post in Ladakh Ecological Development Group, for its new Project “Liveable-Leh” The selection are made on the basis of interview conducted on 19th of march 2018 ( for local candidates at Leh) and on 23rd and 24th of march ( for out- […]

Application are invited for the various posts in LEDeG for its New project: ABOUT PROJECT: The project titled -Liveable, inclusive and resilient Himalayan city- Leh – strengthen capacities of the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council is a projected funded by European Union and BORDA. The project is scheduled to start on 1st April 2018. Overall […]

    Date:29th of Septhember 2017 Venue: Zen Hotel, Leh   A stakeholder meeting cum debate has been organized at Zen hotel under the theme “Urban water health food nexus” . Dignitaries, representatives of civil organization, Head of the concerned department were present at the meeting. This was the fourth stakeholder meeting in the row. […]

  International Organic Trade Fair: LEDeG team Participated in the Biofech India 2017 as an exhibitor, which was held at India Expo Mart, Greater Noida, U.P. (Delhi NCR), India. Wide range of organic product from ladakh region, like: Dried Apricot, Sweet apricot kernels, Apricot kernel oil, Buckwheat, Roasted barley, Seabuckthrown juice, Apricot jam, Dry Apples, […]

    Date: 7th & 8th November. Venue: NIELIT centre, Leh   Two day training on basic sewerage waste management has been organized in collaboration with Berman Overseas Research Development Agency (BORDA) and Hill Development Council for the Engineers. The training has been attended by Engineers from Public Health Engineering Department, Leh Development Authority, Rural […]

  Date: 9th of November 2017 Venue: DC conference Hall.   LEDeG in Collaboration with BORDA and Hill Development Council convened a meeting with different stakeholders and concerned Department to discuss the solid waste management in Leh on 9th of Nov 2017 at DC conference hall, Leh. Three experts from Bangalore and Mysore has been […]

EVENT: 20th to 23rd July 2015: LEDeG co host an event Vikalp Sangam (An alternatives confluences) with other organization viz: SLC IT , SECMOL, LAMO, and Kalpavriksh. The venue  was LEDeG’s Shanti Campus, below shanti stupa.

Past Events: 10th September 2014: LEDeG in Collaboration with Research Institute of Humanity and Nature (RIHN), Kyoto Japan will conduct a workshop on Glacier lake Flood in Stok village with the villagers.

Past Events: District level and village level workshop in Leh/ Kargil on Empowering communities for food sovereignty and stable ecosystem , creation of awareness on nutritional values of barley – Future earth south Asia network. In Collaboration with Future Earth (South Asia network). Awareness workshop cum training on Agriculture improvement, empowering countries towards food security […]

On the 2nd of September, 2009, the 30kW capacity Udmaroo MHPU in Nubra block was jointly inaugurated by Dr. Farooq Abdullah, the Hon’ble Minister, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Govt. of India, and the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir, Jenab Omar Abdullah. Also present on the occasion were Mr. S S Kapoor, […]

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 […]

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 […]

On the 2nd of September, 2009, a one-day workshop on Solar Energy Action Plan for Ladakh Region was successfully organized jointly by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) Government of India, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), Ladakh Renewable Energy Development Agency (LREDA) and Ladakh Ecological Development Group (LEDeG). The workshop was organized under an MNRE sponsored project carried out by TERI titled “Preparation of action plan for large-scale implementation of solar energy technologies in Ladakh region”.

LEDeG in collaboration with University of Applied Sciences Northwestern (FHNW), Switzerland, and BORDA, Germany, is organizing an on-site training programme to transfer skills necessary for planning, implementation and management of community based Micro Hydro Power Units. For more details, click here. For the application form, click here.

 LEDeG conducted awareness campaigns in Leh town on solid waste management and environmental pollution on World Environment Day, 5th June 2009. It was a successful programme that witnessed the participation of students, organisations, residents of Leh and local administration. The campaign had activities mainly designed for school children, such as a quiz competition, skit presentation […]

Ladakh Ecological Development Group (LEDeG), in collaboration with Eco-Solutions, organised the workshop entitled “Ecological Sanitation” to encourage use of eco-friendly toilets in Ladakh. Students, agronomists, engineers, public health workers, guest house owners, property builders, water and sanitation engineers, and environmentalists were invited to participate in the workshop, which took place in Leh, Ladakh on 11 May 2006. Paul Calvert, […]

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