CEC Wangyal, EC Agri Phuntsog inspect Cold Storage facility at Leh-Agling

CEC Wangyal and EC Agriculture Phuntsog inspecting Cold Storage facility in Leh-Agling on Friday.

Leh: Chairman/CEC LAHDC Gyal P Wangyal and Executive Councilor for Agriculture and Cooperative Phuntsog Stanzin on Friday inspected the ongoing construction works of 1000 metric tons controlled Atmosphere Storage/Cold Storage facility here at Leh–Agling.
Xen Construction Division Nisar Ahmad briefed CEC that a total of Rs 600 lakhs was approved under 13th Finance for the construction of Cold Storage out of which Rs 544.00 lakhs was expended till date and to complete the project another Rs 618 lakhs was approved under Languishing taking the total cost of the project to Rs 11.62 crore.
He said that Arctic Refrigeration Pvt. Ltd is constructing this significant project and shall also provide one year running and maintenance services and training to the local engineers and technical staff after its completion.
Gaurav Sharma of Arctic Refrigeration Pvt. Ltd briefed CEC and EC Agriculture about various components of the cold storage facility having multi-commodity cold chambers for short and long term storage of fruits and vegetables.
CEC Wangyal and EC Agriculture directed Xen Construction and Arctic Refrigeration Pvt. Ltd to compete the Cold Storage by the end of August 2020 without any further delay so that farmers could store their agro products in the upcoming winter months.
It was informed that the foundation stone of the Cold Storage at Leh was laid by the then Minister for Cooperatives & Ladakh Affairs J&K Govt. Chhering Dorje Lakrook in the month of July 2016.
Incharge Deputy Registrar Cooperative Leh Skarma Tashi and AEE Construction Division Leh were also present.