JAMMU, Mar 25: A delegation from Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) Leh led by its Chairman, Advocate Tashi Gyalson, called on the Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh, Brigadier (Dr) BD Mishra (Retd), at Raj Niwas today.
Deputy Chairman, LAHDC Leh, Tsering Angchuk; Executive Councillor, Tashi Namgyal Yakzee; Councillor, Skyu Markha, Sonam Norboo; Councillor, Nyoma, Ishey Spalzang were also present in the meeting.
A press statement said that CEC Leh raised the need for proper rationalisation of the boundaries of Changthang and Karakoram Wildlife Sanctuaries and the Hemis National Park and requested for his intervention in finding a permanent solution for the issues faced by the people of Ladakh due to the restrictions on carrying out developmental activities in wildlife areas.
He also raised the issue faced by the Ama Tsogspa (Women Association) for the development of a cafeteria and with the restriction imposed by the Wildlife Dept for land development near Tsogsti along with the construction of the road in Markha valley.
Councillor Skyu Markha, Norboo raised issues faced by the people of Markha valley in carrying out various developmental activities due to wildlife restrictions. He requested Lieutenant Governor to expedite the construction of the road in Markha valley.
The LG Ladakh instructed Principal Secretary Dr Pawan Kotwal to inquire about the progress of the process of rationalisation of boundaries of wildlife sanctuaries and national parks in Ladakh from Wildlife Institute of India (WII)-Dehradun and expedite the rationalisation process on a fast-track mode for the benefit of the people of Ladakh.
He stated that wildlife must be protected without depriving the residents of the valley of basic amenities and livelihood opportunities.