LG Ladakh visits bactrian camel farm at Chushot
LEH, JANUARY 31, 2022: Lieutenant Governor, Union Territory of Ladakh, Radha Krishna Mathur today visited a Bactrian Camel Farm at Chuchot, tweeted the LG Office.
On the occasion, the Director, Animal Husbandry apprised the LG Ladakh of various issues pertaining to the said breed and their conservation.
The LG also visited the Primary Health Center (PHC) Chuchot and assessed the infrastructure/facility.
He also visited the Choglamsar market to assess availability of fresh vegetables and interacted with the shopkeepers.
Pertinent to mention that a recent report by Samaan Lateef to the Tribune revealed that the Bactrian also known as double-humped camel, the last remnants of the Silk Road trade in India, are dying due to lack of medicine and adequate food in the cold desert of Ladakh.
The report further appraised that at least 15 animals died since last January. The total number of camels went down to 150 from 250 in 2018 while the government has failed to provide medicine and adequate food for camels in Ladakh, where vegetation is sparse due to high aridity, Lateef quoted Haji Ali Muhammad of Hundar village in Nubra Sub-Division of Leh.