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Soldiers Deployed at LAC to stay in Solar Power Houses built by Sonam Wangchuk

The soldiers deployed to protect the country’s borders will now live in solar powerhouses even in the bloody cold of winter in Ladakh, called the snowy desert. At present, these residential houses have been provided to military personnel in Chushul and other forward areas. However, military sources say that tents equipped with this system will soon be made available to Indian soldiers in Galwan Valley as well. Officials said that amidst the minus 20 degrees Celsius cold in Chushul and other forward areas, the soldiers living in these houses are getting 15 to 20 degrees Celsius.

Indian soldiers posted on the India-China border are deployed daily to protect the border even in adverse circumstances. This solar-powered house is a gift from 3 Idiots movie rancho Sonam Wangchuk. Sonam is the one whose character was played by Aamir Khan. In Chushul, a hilly area of ​​Ladakh, where the temperature is currently minus 20 degrees, Indian soldiers enjoy 15 degrees inside these solar-powered houses.

Expressing happiness while handing over these houses to the army, Sonam wrote that my brothers would not have to bear any more pain on her Twitter handle. Having these houses with solar power, now they will not have any problem. Now neither the danger of fire nor the possibility of power failure, pollution is not even named. The Solar Heated Insulated Ladakhi (SHILA) Shelter made for Indian soldiers will never allow this to happen again. He also shared some pictures of these houses.

Sharing the special things of these houses, an army officer said that these houses had been built so that the rays of the sun falling on them do not go back out. At night, when the temperature drops to minus, the internal temperature will remain 15 degrees. That is, the rays of the sun gathered throughout the day will keep the interior warm throughout the night.

Let us tell you that Scientist Sonam Wangchuk keeps working on innovation continuously. He is also known for his Ice Stupa. This invention of his is considered to be the most effective in Ladakh. It is the focal point of the Students Educational and Cultural Movements of Ladakh. This invention of Wangchuk is regarded as a revolutionary step to bring change in the field of education in Ladakh.

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Ladakh gets first open synthetic track and football turf

Ladakh sportspersons are upbeat as the union territory has got its first open synthetic track and football turf for football stadium under Khelo India Programme. Built at an estimated cost of Rs 10.68 crore, the size of the track and football turf has been constructed on 130 kanals in the Spituk belt of the ‘cold desert’.

“I’m a coach for marathon runners here. Before this, we had to run on roads. Now, we’re witnessing improvement because we can now measure distance & speed easily.

Then Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Monday laid the foundation stones of the synthetic track and astroturf for football in September 2020.

Taking to the microblogging site, Rijiju, who currently holds the portfolio of Minister of Law and Justice, wrote, ” Very satisfying to see the completion of sports projects in Ladakh in less than just two years despite the pandemic! PM Modi gave a clear direction to execute all the projects on time. These are funded under the Khelo India Scheme”.

Last week, Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur took to Twitter to share the picture of the football stadium and wrote, “This is NEW INDIA–Funded as part of Khelo India sports infrastructure; Open Stadium at Spituk, Leh, and Height 11,000 feet approx”.

 

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MHA classifies J&K, Ladakh UTs as ‘hard areas’ in joint AGMUT cadre

The Government of India has classified Jammu, Kashmir, and Ladakh Union Territories as “hard areas” in the joint AGMUT cadre.

As per the news agency, the Ministry of Home Affairs in a communique has informed all states and UTs- part of the AGMUT cadre- that J&K and Ladakh UTs have been categorized as hard areas in the joint AGMUT cadre.

“Consequent upon the merger of J&K cadre in AGMUT cadre, the matter has been examined, and with the approval of the competent authority, it has been decided that Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and Union Territory of Ladakh may be considered as hard areas in joint AGMUT cadre,” reads the letter.

As per guidelines governing transfer and postings of AGMUT cadre, IAS, IPS and IFS officers, the states and UTs are classified into categories- regular areas and hard areas.

Delhi, Chandigarh, Goa, Pudducherry, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu are regular areas. At the same time, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh have been classified as hard areas.

It is worth mentioning that J&K had its separate cadre for IAS, IPS, and IFS before abrogating Article 370. However, in January 2020, the Centre promulgated an ordinance to merge the Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) cadre of All India Services officers such as the IAS, IPS and the Indian Forest Service (IFoS) with the Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Mizoram and Union Territory (AGMUT) cadre.

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Ladakh admin sets up facility for online tickets for Kargil air service

In a first, the Ladakh administration has set up the online booking of tickets for air services run by the Indian Air Force in the Union territory, officials said on Wednesday.

The administration flagged off the operation of subsidised helicopter service from Ladakh. The service will cater to passengers from far-flung areas of Ladakh on approved routes from Leh-Lingshed, Dibling, Drass, Padum, Kargil, Nubra, Nerak, Jammu, Srinagar, they said.

“This year, for the first time, tickets of AN-32 Kargil courier service have been made available online,” a senior said.

This facility has been introduced for the convenience of the passengers so that they can book their tickets, from the comfort of their homes, keeping in view the Covid situation, he said.

The passengers can log on to the website http://heliservice.ladakh.gov.in/airforce-plane-booking The first flight has been planned on Thursday for the sector Kargil-Jammu-Kargil, subject to fair weather, officials said.

Initially, on a trial basis, booking is available for January 20, and subsequently, the other flights will also be available, they said.

The land of high passes, Ladakh is renowned for its remote mountain beauty and culture. It is the highest plateau of the subcontinent and is famous for its scenic beauty.

“You will face the cold desert climate, especially from October-March. In winters, temperatures are extreme in Leh, dipping below freezing point. It remains closed for more than seven months,” officials said.

During winters, roads in the entire region remain cut off from the rest of the country. Winters in Ladakh are very harsh and temperatures can plummet to -30 degrees Celsius at night, they said.

Our aim is to meet air connectivity requirements to promote tourism for economic development and employment generation, rescue and medical evacuation purposes, they added.

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