During winters, when the temperatures are negative and fodder availability is limited, sheep and goat mortality rate, particularly of new born lambs and kids, is very high. This results in the reduction of livestock. One of the primary reasons for such loss is the traditional practice of keeping animals in the open where they are subjected to the extreme and harsh climatic conditions.
To tackle the above mentioned difficulties, LEDeG has started the construction of Solar Lambing Sheds in collaboration with individuals of the Changthang area, who follow a nomadic or semi-nomadic lifestyle. It was observed that the mortality rate has considerably decreased and livestock rearing has improved since.