LEH: The Chief Executive Councilor (CEC), LAHDC Leh, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal on Wednesday chaired an important meeting of agriculture and horticulture sector and its issues related with army on Tuesday evening at Council Secretariat.
Executive Councilor (EC) for Agriculture, Phuntsog Stanzin, Chief Agriculture Officer Leh, Tashi Tsethan, Chief Horticulture Officer Leh, Tsewang Punchok, Scientist DIHAR Dr Stobdan, Programme Coordinator SKAUST, Dr Namgyal, representatives of KAZARI and members of Farmers Co-operative society Leh attended the meeting.
The meeting discussed decrease in the procurement of vegetable and fruits by army, relaxation in specifications of sizes of potato, onion, fruits, etc, and other important issues related with army aiming to fetch maximum benefit to the farmers of Ladakh. Officers of allied sectors put forth their suggestions to solve various issues of farmers in days to come, a handout read.
Both CEC and EC assured every possible intervention and support from the council to solve all the issues related with army, which is the biggest market for farmers of Ladakh, the handout read.
The CEC constituted a committee of officers of all the allied sectors headed by Chief Agriculture Officer Leh, Tashi Tsethan and directed them to submit a detailed report regarding issues of farmers with army within 4 days “based on which council will proceed strongly”, it added.