Leh (Ladakh),October 23(Scoop News)- On a special visit to Nubra Valley of Leh district, CM J&K Omar Abdullah today at Tsati village laid the foundation stone for 6 (six) mini hydel projects under Ministry of New and Renewable Energy Govt. of India flagship programme being installed under the Ladakh Renewable Energy Initiative Project implemented by the Ladakh Renewable Energy Development Agency (LREDA), LAHDC, Leh under the head of Jigmet Takpa, Project Director, LREDA. The Chief Minister also laid the foundation stone of Degree College Nubra at Diskit.
The hydel projects include Tsati Micro Hydel Project (MHP) 500 KV, Turtuk MHP 500 KV, Chalungkha MHP 800 KV, Bogdang MHP 800 KV, Hinache MHP 600 KV and Chamshren MHP 450 KV at the total cost of Rs.52.13 crores and are expected to be completed by October 2013. Besides, paper works on five other mini hydel projects in Nubra valley are under process which is expected to be fully functional by 2014 and the success of these projects will cater to the electricity need of the entire valley, said Jigmet Takpa while giving a brief note on the projects.
Present on the occasion were Minister for Tourism & Culture Nawang Rigzin Jora, Minister of State for R&B and Mechinical Engineering Javaid Ahamd Dar, Minister for Higher Education J&K Abdul Gani Malik, CEC, LAHDC, Leh Rigzin Spalbar, MLA Tsetan Namgial, Executive Concilor for Health Dr. Sonam Wangchuk and CAPD Abass Abidi, Deputy Commissioner, Leh Tsering Angchuk and councilors of Nubra constituencies.
Later, CM went for a public gathering at Diskit accompanied by his minister Javaid Ahamd Dar and Abdul Gani Malik, MLA Tsetan Namgial. Speaking on the purpose of his visit to Nubra Omar said, “today we live in a competitive world and I want the people of this part of Leh district to get equal opportunity in development and education to be at par with the rest and the hydel projects and the Degree College in the valley would positively make this purpose of mine fulfill.”
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