DC Leh chairs review meeting on Border Village Development
Leh, Feb 6: Deputy Commissioner, Leh, Santosh Sukhadeve, chaired a review meeting at the VC Room of DC Office Leh. The meeting primarily focused on the ongoing development projects in border villages under the Vibrant Village Programme and the advancements in Project Tsangda at the Pangong area.
Colonel Atul Bharadwaj, representing HQ 14 Corps, shared detailed insights into the multifaceted development projects initiated by the Indian Army under the Vibrant Village Programme in Leh. He elaborated on the various approved projects, including the installation of a Community Radio Station at Hanle, provision of ambulances with accessories for multiple villages, installation of borewells, establishment of an archery node, and other significant initiatives aimed at enhancing community welfare and infrastructure.
In addition to the ongoing projects, Colonel Bharadwaj also presented proposed initiatives under the Vibrant Village Programme. These proposals encompassed a wide spectrum of development areas, ranging from classroom repair and renovation to the procurement of essential vehicles and machinery, construction of welcome gates, and the provision of extreme cold climate tents.
Further, it was informed that to infuse soul in these remote villages, Fire and Fury Corps has undertaken around 110 projects in these villages worth more than six crores in OpSadbhavana alone, with a plan to almost double this contribution next year, besides undertaking other welfare and support activities to civil administration from time to time.
The meeting also discussed Project Tsangda, where the District Panchayat Officer of Leh provided an overview of the existing sanitary complexes in Durbuk and Pangong areas, emphasizing both functional and non-functional aspects.
Councillor Chushul highlighted the necessity for additional amenities, including cafeteria and toilet facilities at key locations, along with the need for generator installation at Pangong. He also advocated for the upgradation of women’s skill development centers and craft facilities in the Chushul region.
The meeting was attended by Chief Planning Officer of Leh, Councillor Chushul, District Block Development Officer of Durbuk, and the Supervisor overseeing Project Tsangda.