The Administrative Secretary UT Ladakh Ravinder Kumar chaired an important meeting in connection with the proposal to link the tourism industry with the animal farm sector in the UT of Ladakh.
The meeting was attended by the Director Tourism, Director Animal/Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries Department, President and member of All Ladakh Tour Operator Association of Leh, District officers of Department of Animal and Sheep Husbandry, Tourism Department, Under Secretary Tourism Department and OSD to Administrative Secretary.
Keeping in view of the potential, the worthy secretary has asked the Department of Tourism and Animal/Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries, UT Ladakh, to work out on the modalities of integrating the animal farm sector with the Tourism industry. Further, he directed the director animal/sheep husbandry and fisheries to arrange a preliminary survey cum tour of the officials of Tourism Department and All Ladakh Tour Operator Association and propose Trout Fish Farm Damsna, Kargil, Zanskari Equine Breeding Farm, Chuchot, Leh and Pashmina Goat Farm, Upshi, Leh, in the first phase as a model and replicating the same in the later stages.
The OSD to Administrative Secretary, Dr. Stanzin Thakchos has presented a brief PowerPoint Presentation (PPT) on the concept and proposal of linking the tourism sector with the departmental farms in the UT Ladakh.
Director Animal/Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries Department has apprised the secretary that Department of Animal/Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries is a farmer welfare department and currently has no such provisions in the department. For which the secretary has instructed the tourism department to look into it and proposals shall be submitted soon.
The secretary asked all the stakeholders to explore the integration of the two sectors which shall ultimately help in improving the livelihood of farmers as well as improve the livestock population.