LEH, Aug 26: State Medical Plants Board (SMPB) today organized one-day interactive-cum-training programme with the Amchies of Ladakh at Leh Circuit House to discuss various issues with relate to conservation and cultivation of endangered medicinal plants of Ladakh.

The team of the SMPB comprised Dr. Farooq Naqashbandi, Dr. Taran Singh and Dr. Zahoor Ahmad visited come to Ladakh with an aim to make the people of this region aware about conservation, cultivation and marketing potential of medicinal plants of Ladakh region.

After the in-principle approval of the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) to the Himachal Pradesh proposal on the railway line to Leh via Manali and 13,051-foot-high Rohtang Pass, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal on Tuesday offered to the Centre to undertake the entire land acquisition and rehabilitation process along 400-km Himachal stretch and get a pre-feasibility report on the project prepared by November 30.

LEH: The Rural Electrification Corporation Limited has approved and sanctioned a project for Rs. 198.08 crores for electrification of Leh district. Out of the Rs.198 crores, Rs. 38 crores will be sent on scheme for rural electricity infrastructure and rural household electrification for 6909 rural household in Leh district and the rest Rs 160 crores will be spent on laying 66 KV transmission line and erecting power station from Dha to Hemya to enable transmission of electricity from Alchi project to various villages of Leh district.

In this paper, the role of "seabuckthorn" in greening the cold deserts of Himalayas in terms of its various uses like medicinal values, nutritional/food values and controlling soil erosion/landslides has been detailed.

LEH, Jan 9: Union Minister, for New and Renewal Energy Dr. Farooq Abdullah, today visited Leh to review the implementation of Ladakh Renewal Energy Project, a Central special assistance to Leh and Kargil districts of Ladakh region under Jawahar Lal Nehru Solar Mission besides taking stock of rehabilitation of the cloudbrust victims.

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Biogas, which is generated from organic digestion under anaerobic conditions by mixed population of microorganisms, is an alternative energy source, that is now being utilized both in rural and industrial areas. Biogas technology offers an attractive route to utilize certain categories of biomass for meeting partial energy needs. (Correspondence)

Being built at an estimated cost of Rs 611 crore, the 45-MW Nimoo-Bazgo Hydroelectric Project in Leh district of the frontier cold desert region of Ladakh is scheduled to be completed by August next year.

A turf-war between the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Developmental Council (Leh) and the Jammu and Kashmir government has unnecessarily delayed the work to tap the geothermal energy potential of the Changthang area in Leh district.

People from the Nubra valley in Leh met authorities and recorded their concerns over the Karakoram (Nubra