CEC discusses Tibetan residents’ issues with HM CTA

Excelsior Correspondent
LEH, Aug 25: Chief Executive Councillor (CEC), LAHDC Dorjey Mutup held a meeting with Home Minister (HM) Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) Sonam Tobgais to discuss about the issues pertaining to Tibetan residents, here.
EC Agriculture Tsering Angdus, EC Health Gyal Wangyal, EC tourism Tsering Sandup, EC Animal and Sheep Husbandry Mumtaz Hussain, DC Leh Avny Lavasa, Tehsilder Leh Gurmet Namgial and CRO, Choglamsar also attended the meeting.
The meeting discussed about the Rs 650 crores funds sanctioned by Government of India under a scheme for strengthening of Changthang settlement in Ladakh which includes 19 villages between 0-10 kilometers from India-China border with the objective to strengthen the local infrastructure of these villages and to boost economic activity.
Home Minister requested Hill Council to take up the issue with Central Government for release of fund so as to rehabilitate Tibetan refugees, mainly nomads in Changthang. He also requested to transfer schemes and funds related to green houses, tourist lodges and education institutions in Tibetan localities. He also asked Hill Council to direct Enforcement Directorate J&K to issue notice or take action against some Tibetans who have unlawfully sold their Government leased land to locals in Leh.
CEC Dorjey Mutup said that Hill Council has already taken up the matter with Central Government and documentation is under process. He said that the scheme matters to entire Ladakh and Tibetans residing near borders in particular. He assured full coordination and support on part of council to get the scheme started as soon as possible and also asked them to do constant follow up with Indian Government.
He urged the Home Minister CTA to make committed efforts and initiate stern action on their part to keep a check and stop selling leased land by Tibetans to locals.