More infrastructure development in Ladakh

Agreeably, denied its share of development over the years while being an important constituent of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, UT of Ladakh is now poised for a major breakthrough in its infrastructural development in respect of construction of roads using innovative green technology. In this connection, it is noteworthy that the Central Government has accorded sanction for construction of new roads of the length of 500 kilometres in rural areas of Ladakh. Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna (PMGSY) is the scheme under the third phase of which this network of roads is planned to be built. So far, the two phases of the Flag Scheme have resulted in construction of over 195 kms of roads in this enchanting cold desert area. After duly reviewing the progress of the two phases, a major boost to road network has been decided in the shape of constructing of a huge network of 500 kms in rural Ladakh.
Not only shall such proposed network result in connecting rural areas but shall be resulting in generating employment opportunities too in direct and indirect form in the UT besides promoting green technologies like using plastic waste in road construction. More and more eligible rather deserving habitations getting connected with all weather roads in Ladakh has been a major requirement of the people and now construction of road network on a sustained and targets oriented manner but keeping the vision of ”carbon neutral Ladakh” in view, this major need of the rural population will get fulfilled to a larger extent. This infrastructural development targeted in rural areas shall result in better management of and connecting these areas with nearest markets, schools, health centres etc. Since the working season usually remains limited in the region , it is hoped that the work on the PMGSY will be started soon.