To promote energy efficiency and sustainable cooking practices, Deputy Commissioner, Leh, Santosh Sukhdeve, chaired a meeting today at the DC office in Leh to discuss the inauguration of a large-scale distribution of Induction Cook Stoves to Anganwadi Centers under the Union Territory (UT) of Ladakh.
During the meeting, officer from Energy Efficiency Service Limited (EESL) briefed the Deputy Commissioner about the schemes recently launched by the Ministry of Power, emphasizing the importance of providing Induction Cook Stoves to Anganwadi Centers in the first phase. The plan includes the distribution of 2,000 cook stoves across Ladakh, aiming to enhance the cooking facilities in these essential community centers.
Furthermore, the EESL representative revealed plans for upcoming initiatives, including a program in March for inverter bulbs and campaigns for the distribution of bulbs in villages across every block in Ladakh.
The meeting extensively discussed the distribution of Induction Cook Stoves to Anganwadi Centers in both Leh and Kargil.
DC Leh Sukhdeve provided instructions to all officers involved, emphasizing the need for meticulous planning for the upcoming program which includes arrangements for inviting guests, ensuring suitable hall facilities, heating provisions, audience management, and coordination with the Municipal authorities for cleanliness during the event.
The meeting was attended by officials, including the Additional Deputy Commissioner, Leh, Superintending Engineers from the departments of PWD (R&B), PDD, and PHE, along with the District Programme Officer of ICDS Leh, District Social Welfare Officer, District Informatics Officer of NIC Leh, Executive Engineers from the Construction and Mechanical Divisions in Leh, and the Deputy Manager from Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL).