Leh, Feb 06: Executive Councillor, LAHDC Leh, Ghulam Mehdi, and Secretary, Agriculture, Ravinder Kumar in the presence of DC Leh, Shrikant Suse inaugurated the sale of fresh vegetables produced in the poly-carbonate Ladakh Green Houses at Main Market, Leh today.
Around three quintals of fresh vegetables produced in poly-carbonate Ladakh Green Houses by the farmers from Taru, Basgo, and Nimoo villages were for sale.
Executive Councillor Ghulam Mehdi shared that Ladakh, in the true sense is treading on the path to achieving Atma Nirbhar Ladakh as envisioned by PM Narendra Modi to make Atma Nirbhar Bharat and wants to congratulate everyone and the farmers especially. He expressed happiness over the success of Ladakh Green Houses, provided under the Mission Organic Development Initiative (MODI) scheme, in providing fresh organic vegetables in winter.
Secretary Ravinder Kumar shared that the fresh produce of Ladakh Green Houses is for sale to raise awareness on the success of the poly-carbonate greenhouses. He added that millets are showcased to promote and raise awareness about its importance as United Nations has declared the year 2023 as the ‘International Year of Millets’. He appreciated the support and research provided by DRDO and SKUAST in promoting poly-carbonate greenhouses and millets.
Secretary Ravinder Kumar added that Ladakh lacks micronutrients in winter, and the availability of fresh vegetables produced in Ladakh Green Houses is an achievement and a source to enhance farmers’ income.
Chief Agriculture Officer, Leh, Thinles Dawa; Director, DIHAR, O P Chaurasia; Agriculture Extension Officers; officers and field staff from SKUAST and agriculture were also present.