Hill Council, Leh constitutes team for demarcation of wildlife region in Leh district

By Reach Ladakh Correspondent Leh, May 27, 2020
During the meeting on the demarcation of wildlife region in Leh district at Council Secretariat.
Leh :

A meeting on the demarcation of wildlife region in Leh district was convened by Gyal P Wangyal, CEC, Hill Council, Leh on May 27 at Council Secretariat.

A team of officers/ officials of Wildlife, Forest, and Revenue departments under the supervision of SDM, Durbuk, Nyoma, and Nubra will be constituted. The team will carry out a month-long exercise in the demarcation of wildlife region in close consultation with concerned Councillors, PRI members, and Gobas.

Problems faced to carry out developmental activities in villages falling under wildlife sanctuaries and national parks namely Changthang Wildlife Sanctuary, Hemis National Park, and Karakoram Wildlife Sanctuary were discussed.

Sachin Kumar, DC, Leh directed SDMs and Wildlife Warden Leh to redefine reasonable wildlife regions ensuring the inclusion of roads, sources of water, pastureland, government assets, provision of expansion of ‘Abadi Deh’, commercial establishments and other village rights.

He said that this month-long exercise will define the outline of wildlife regions for centuries in line with the developmental aspirations of people living in wildlife areas. Also, he emphasized SDMs to take a holistic and visionary approach during fresh demarcation and submit the report by June 20. 

 Sachin Kumar said that all reports will be compiled and scrutinized before submitting to Lieutenant Governor, Radha Krishna Mathur for further action.

Deputy Chairman, Tsering Sandup; EC Wildlife, Konchok Stanzin; SDM Durbuk, Rigzin Spalgon; SDM Nyoma, Jigmet Raftan, Wildlife Warden, Leh, Pankaj Sharma and Councillors of Diskit, Martselang, Skyu-Markha, Korzok, and Nyoma were present in the meeting.