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Tuesday, April 17, 2018 : Dr. Vikas Gupta, Scientist (Senior Scale) Plant protection, KVK, Leh: Agriculture is the backbone of the district economy as it engaged over 70% of the working force mostly as cultivators, agricultural labourers and livestock rearers....
By Stanzin Dasal
Women empowerment in Ladakh
LEH, Friday, March 30, 2018 : Dorje Mutup, Chief Executive Councillor, Hill Council, Leh: The status of women in Ladakh is much better than in other parts of the country. Women have excelled in every field like engineering, medical and others, but it is difficult to say whether they are coming from every nook and corner of the region....
By Rinchen Angmo Chumikchan
Career Counselling
LEH, Thursday, March 15, 2018 : Konchok Norgais, Director SECMOL: What can be more satisfying than having a great intended career, resulted from receiving knowledge, skills with the intrinsic values of life along with a clear career choice one had....
By Kunzang Chosdol
LEH, Monday, March 5, 2018 : Tsewang Rigzin, Bureau Chief Leh, State Times: Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) in the State of Jammu and Kashmir always remains a distant dream for the public at the grassroots as the prevailing violent situation in Kashmir becomes the immediate excuse for every political party in the State to defer Panchayat elections. This had been seen in the past also and we are observing the same again....
By Rigzin Wangmo
Expert Talk- Power cuts
LEH, Friday, February 2, 2018 : Suprakash Adhikari, Chief Engineer, NHPC:  Nimoo-Bazgo Power Station has an installed capacity of 45 MW (3 X 15MW). The design energy of power station is 239.33 MU yearly.  From the year 2013, the project has been supplying power to the Leh district round the clock.  The major portion of the district is covered by the station but due to non-connectivity of the distribution system, Leh district has some areas which are still uncovered. Our sole responsibility is to generate electricity, harness power and further selling it to PDD but the distribution of the power depends on the concerned department.  The power station agreement is signed between the J&K Government and PDD and they are the sole purchaser of the power. ...
By Stanzin Dasal
Expert Talk: Wildlife
LEH, Friday, February 2, 2018 : Pankaj Raina, Wildlife Warden, Leh: Ladakh is a home to number of exotic wild animals as well as various species of birds including the state bird of J&K Black-necked Crane. The region is located at a high altitude and has a unique ecosystem where many species are found that cannot be found in any other parts. The key species of Ladakh is snow leopards which are found in some limited region of Himachal Pradesh, Uttrakhand, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh and the good part is that the highest populations of snow leopard are in Leh itself....
By Kunzang Chosdol
Electronic Media-Role and Challenges
LEH, Wednesday, January 31, 2018 : Media is the bridge between administration and people which serves not only as a mirror for the society but acts as an instrument of social change and educating the society....
By Kunzang Chosdol
Increasing theft cases in Leh
LEH, Saturday, December 2, 2017 : Peer Zahoor-DYSP: With the growing migration, theft cases are also becoming a problem in the society.The cases are observed frequently in the month of January and February because most of the people visit outside....
By Stanzin Dasal
Art in Ladakh
LEH, Saturday, December 2, 2017 : Tsering Gurmat, Sculptor: Art is something which is practical in nature and is interesting because when someone draws or carves a new figure a thing is produced. The composition of art is one of the most interesting things in this field where we can create what we imagine and think about....
By Kunzang Chosdol
Education System
LEH, Saturday, December 2, 2017 : Avny Lavasa- Deputy Commissioner, Leh: The education system in Leh district is fairly good as compared to other parts of the state. We have more than 300 schools including both government and private. The private schools are mostly run in the city area whereas in the far-flung villages we have government schools....
By Stanzin Dasal
Communal Harmony
LEH, Monday, November 6, 2017 : Ashraf Ali Barcha, President, Anjuman Imamia: Ladakh is a small and compact society, and there are very few problems as compared to such cases in other societies....
By Kunzang Chosdol
Role of Media in Ladakh
LEH, Tuesday, October 3, 2017 : P P Wangchuk, New Delhi-based editor-at-large, columnist: Any visit to any place gives one revealing discoveries. And if one happens to be a pen-pusher, people come out with more revelations in the hope that journalists can push careless and sleeping public servants into action. Of course, there is nothing much of newness in this....
By Stanzin Dasal
Sewerage System
LEH, Tuesday, October 3, 2017 : Rigzin Spalbar, Ex-CEC, LAHDC, Leh: Prior to the implementation of the ongoing project, there was Greater Leh master plan with the cost of 500 crore which covered main Leh town including Chushot and Phyang and other neighboring villages....
By Kunzang Chosdol
Five years on, Beautification Project awaits facelift
LEH, Tuesday, October 3, 2017 : Tashi Chombel, District Superintendent Engineer, PWD Leh: The project is sanctioned under UIDSSMT (Urban infrastructure development of small and medium towns) by Government of India....
By Kunzang Chosdol
Importance of Sports
LEH, Wednesday, June 14, 2017 :
Harjinder Singh, General Secretary, Ice Hockey Association of India: Though there are many sports but I will talk more specifically about Ice Hockey as I am related to it. Youth in Ladakh like rest of India has been a ...
By Kunzang Chosdol
LEH, Wednesday, May 17, 2017 :
Dorjay Motup, EC Works: Developmental activities when carried out will definitely cause problems initially but it’s for better tomorrow. 
The ongoing developmental activities in and around Leh is indeed causing traffic issues and problems ...
By Stanzin Dasal
LEH, Tuesday, May 16, 2017 :
Sonam Nurboo, Airport Authority, Leh: According to the guidelines of International Civil Aviation Organization, the capacity of the airport should be 20 to 25 square meter per passenger, but the airport of Leh has less than 1 square meter per passenger. Since ...
By Kunzang Chosdol
Toilet Facilities
LEH, Tuesday, May 2, 2017 :

Sonam Chosjor-District Panchayat Officer, Leh: Under Swachh Bharat Mission, the cleanliness drive is carried out in two sectors both urban and rural area.  We are working and carrying out the campaign in the rural/gramin sector.


By Stanzin Dasal
Changing trends in agriculture
LEH, Friday, April 14, 2017 : Chief Agriculture Officer Tashi Tsetan: Over the years, we have witnessed a drastic change in the agriculture sector. Earlier people adopt agriculture practices for self-sustenance and were depended on it. People used to cultivate a limited variety of crops, hardly new crops were explored due to lack of market facility. ...
By Stanzin Dasal
Women Empowerment
LEH, Wednesday, April 5, 2017 :
Sarla Chhewang, President Mahila Mandal Leh: When we talk about women empowerment in Ladakh it is not a big issue like in other parts of India. We have witnessed a drastic change in women status with time.  Today, the mentality and attitudes of the people are also changing in the society. 

By Kunzang Chosdol