LG inaugurates 'Carbon Neutral Ladakh' Summit.


Development path of Ladakh should be different and boundaries should be defined as it is important to develop and also preserve the pristine ecology and fragile eco-system of Ladakh'. This was stated by Lieutenant Governor of Union Territory of Ladakh, Radha Krishna Mathur during the inauguration of the four-day ‘Carbon Neutral Ladakh-A New Beginning' summit, here on Monday. Lt Governor stated that the objective is to seek expertise to embark on a developmental path with the idea of conserving the indigenous culture and tradition of Ladakh. He added that the objective of the summit is to develop solutions rather than just having theoretical discussions. He also announced that NITI Aayog has agreed to set up a committee that will focus on making Ladakh carbon neutral. Chairman/Chief Executive Councillor LAHDC Leh Gyal P Wangyal while speaking on the occasion expressed hope of achieving the development process of the region in-sync with the task of preservation of tradition and culture of Ladakh. Advisor to LG UT Ladakh Umang Narula, Commissioner/ Secretary Ladakh Rigzin Samphel and Director GB Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment (NIHE) Dr RS Rawal also spoke on the occasion. The participants of the summit include policymakers, researchers, academics, practitioners and civil society groups. A short film produced by the UT administration titled ‘Carbon Neutral Ladakh' was screened to outline the scope for discussions.