On January 6, 2021, the Central Government decided to form a committee to protect the language, culture and land of the Union Territory (UT) of Ladakh.
- The committee will be headed by the Minister of State (MoS) Gangapuram Kishan Reddy and will include elected representatives from Ladakh, members of the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) and ex-officio members representing the Government of India and the Ladakh administration.
- The committee will also ensure citizen’s participation in the development of Ladakh.
Reason behind the formation of committee:
A 10 member delegation of Ladakh met the Union Home Minister Amit Shah expressing concerns with respect to conservation of language, culture and land of Ladakh, participation of the people of Ladakh in its development, protection of employment and changes in the demography of Ladakh region. After assessing these concerns, the Central Government has announced the formation of a committee.
Points to be noted:
–The Union Government is committed towards the development of Ladakh since it has become UT.
–Recently Union Minister of Science and Technology Harsh Vardhan inaugurated India’s highest Meteorological (Met) Centre at Leh, Ladakh.
Recent Related News:
i.Leh, in the Union Territory (UT) of Ladakh, gets the largest Solar Power Project at the highest altitude. The project has been established at the Leh Indian Air Force (IAF) Station. This Solar power project was inaugurated by Air Marshal V R Chaudhari, Commander-in-chief, Western Air Command.
ii.Ladakh celebrated its First Raising Day on October 31, 2020. It was on 31st October 2019 that Ladakh became a UT. Ladakh celebrated the UT Foundation Day with a theme of One year of Development, Prosperity and Empowerment.
Lieutenant Governor– Radha Krishna Mathur
Capital – Leh , Kargil