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LG Ladakh visits apricot processing unit during two day visit to Sham region

Last Updated on March 14, 2021 at 6:50 pm

The Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh, R K Mathur on the second-day tour of the Sham region visited the apricot processing Unit run by Ladakh Stone Fruits and Vegetables Grower Marketing Co-operative Ltd, a registered agriculture products supplier group in the Sham region.  

The group headed by their President submitted a memorandum to the Lt. Governor requesting to address the issues of marketing their agro products and to include apricot products in the army supply list. They apprised the LG in detail the processing methodology of apricot for making bottled jam, juices and also tinned apricot.

They made a request for government assistance in providing improved drying techniques and vacuum packaging for dry apricots, tetra packaging for apricot juices, cold storage facility and registration with the army to enable them to sell their products to the army.

The Lt. Governor valued their endeavour in agro-business and agreed to look for possible solutions in addressing their issues.

During his visit to Tingmosgang village, the Lt. Governor visited the monastery there and had an interaction with the village representatives of Tia and Tingmosgang villages.

The LG praised the village for its beauty and rich historical legacy, holding a strong cultural base for the generation to come.

He said that the objective of his visit is to get a practical understanding of the problems faced by the people.

At the monastery, he met Tsering Stobdan, Ex-serviceman and a Vir Chakra awardee and recognised him for his unmatched services to the nation. He also interacted with a group of nuns on the way.

Responding to their priority demand for installation of an Airtel mobile tower in both the villages to facilitate the children to avail online classes in this period of Covid-19 pandemic, the Lt. Governor gave assurance to work out a way to address their issue.

He urged the village representatives to ensure their active role in achieving 100% enrolment in school and zero dropouts in this academic year. He also stressed the need to work on adult literacy, improving the quality and quantity of apricots, etc.

He said that soon Rural Development Department works will be initiated in these villages and efforts will be made to help them with processing and marketing of agro products.

The LG agreed to look into the issues mentioned in their memorandum for due consideration.