LEH, OCT 12: Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj and Law & Justice, Abdul Haq Khan, laid the foundation stone of Urban Cluster Spituk at Spituk and Amusement Park at Choglamsar village under Urban Mission.
CEC, LAHDC Dr Sonam Dawa Lonpo, EC Rural Development Tsering Wangdus and Councilor Phyang Punchok Dorjey were also present on the occasion.
Assistant Commissioner Development Leh, Tsering Paldan apprised the Minister that under NRM a total of Rs 64.92 crore has been earmarked, out of which 70 percent fund will be mobilized through convergence using existing schemes and 30 percent fund (Rs15 crore) will be provided under Critical Gap Fund (CGF) that is to be spent within 3 years.
Regarding establishment of Rs 6.10 crore Amusement Park under Rurban at Choglamsar village, Paldan said that the Park will become not only a huge asset for village when completed but will also prove centre of attraction for entire people of Ladakh especially for children and tourists. Prominent among other present were Nirmal Sharma, Commissioner Secretary Rural Development, Panchayati Raj; Deputy Commissioner Leh, Avny Lavasa; ACD, Leh Tsering Paldan; DPO Leh, Sonam Chosjor; BDO Leh, Tsering Angchuk and villagers of Spituk and Choglamsar.
Addressing the gathering at Spituk, the Minister congratulated them to have inaugurated one of the most prestigious project of GoI to provide urban-like facilities in the surrounding villages without disturbing the core values and environment of village. Considering Ladakh being a prime tourist destination, the Minister assured to extend all possible support through RDD to promote tourism in Ladakh.
At Choglamsar, the Minister instructed ACD Leh to start with earth work of amusement park without waiting for the approval of DPR from State Level Empower Committee and assured to approve the same DPR by convening the State Level Empower Committee meeting within a week’s time and also instructed ACD Leh to include innovative things in the park with provision to run it even at night with proper lighting system.