Calls for the marketing of local products by TRIFED
JAMMU, May 4: Ladakh Lieutenant Governor RK Mathur today called on Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Minister for Tribal Affairs Arjun Munda and listed the demands of the territory of the Union for their ministries.
Mathur has been in New Delhi for a few days and yesterday met with Union Minister for Forests, Environment, Climate Change, Labor and Employment Bhupender Yadav and Minister for Education and skills development, Dharmendra Pradhan.
During his meeting with Naqvi, Mathur discussed the revival of the traditional Ladakhi zing/pond irrigation system under the Amrit Sarovar scheme.
He also discussed skills development under the Vishwakarma program in the Union Territory of Ladakh.
“Lieutenant Governor RK Mathur visited Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Minister of Minority Affairs, Government of India, in New Delhi today. The revival of the traditional Ladakhi zing/pond irrigation system under the Amrit program Sarovar and skill development under the Vishwakarma program were discussed,” said a tweet from the office of the Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh.
Mathur also today called Union Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda at Shastri Bhawan in New Delhi and discussed with him the stages of development of the Scheduled Tribe population in Ladakh.
Mathur informed Arjun Munda of the need to initiate measures to encourage the traditional sport of archery and the intervention of TRIFED for the marketing of local products.
“The meeting discussed various projects of the Union Tribal Affairs Ministry for the development of the population of Scheduled Tribes in Ladakh,” sources said.
Sources said the Ladakh lieutenant governor would likely meet with other Union ministers and dignitaries before returning to Ladakh.
According to reports, during this summer, many ministers and central delegations are expected to visit Ladakh to review the development work and ongoing programs of the central government.
Last summer, a number of Joint Parliamentary Committees, Lok Sabha Chairman Om Birla and many Union Ministers visited Leh and Kargil districts to assess the development scenario and initiate new works in Ladakh. However, the schedule for this summer is not yet established.
It can be mentioned here that the Union Home Ministry has talked about the development of more industrial zones and agricultural processing units in the Union Territory of Ladakh to give a boost to the development industry in the territory of the Union on the model of Jammu and Kashmir.
The government believes that industrial development will lead to job creation for local youth.