LEH: To make farmers, cooperative societies and unemployed youths aware about the concept and new policies of cooperative sector, Minister for Cooperatives and Ladakh Affairs Chering Dorjay on Saturday chaired a day-long awareness camp on ‘Cooperative Movement in Ladakh’ here at Khaltse.
Talking about an upcoming mega project under National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC) in Leh district, Dorjey said that a DPR (Detailed Project Report) worth Rs. 500 crore targeting different commercially potential areas of the district like agriculture and horticulture in Shaam region, Pashmina in Changthang region and horticulture and seabuckthorn in Nubra region was being formulated, a handout read.
Drawing the attention of farmers towards new farming technologies, the minister urged the farmers to come forward and replicate the newly innovated greenhouses as designed by the Defence Institute of High Altitude Research Leh. He also emphasised the need for milk packaging, it read.
Dorjay also said, “Cold storage both at large and small scale under NCDC has been proposed in the DPR aimed at value-addition of products produced by the farmers.”