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8th EARTH CARE
AWARDS - 2018

Project Glimpse Our Plans

The MOU signed with LAHDC is for about 1000 hectares of wasteland to be developed by us. The pilot project for the initial 2 years was started in 2016. About 25 hectares have been brought under crop cultivation first time in thousands of years. The crops grown in 2017 are: Canola type Mustard –Breeder & certified seed ( PM 30), Hybrid Maize, Hybrid Arhar, Hybrid Wheat, Sunflower, a few fodder crops, Rajma, Peas, Lobia ( Kidney beans ) several types of local & outside vegetables and flowers, a few grafted nursery seedlings of Chinar, Walnut and Apple fruits.

The Basic Concept

Is to utilize the wastelands and convert these to cultivable lands by using the latest technological developments... The next step is to retain the natural contours Read More

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Objectives

To serve as an instrument of rural development & rural prosperity through the application of scientific knowledge and technology... Read More

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Challenges / Threats

Dust storms in the early growing periods of April & May accompanied by steep drop in the night temperatures is very harmful for the young & germinating plants in the open field conditions... Read More

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Opportunities

Ladakh has the highest Level of Solar radiation on the planet, which results in the fast and enhanced photosynthetic activity inside the plant which ultimately results in huge sizes of vegetables and fruits... Read More

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Ladakh Integrated Devlopment Project Introduction

Ladakh is globally famous for its apricots. However, the shelf life of the fruit is very short and the farmers are deprived of good financial returns due to absence of any modern apricot fruit-processing technologies adopted so far.  The farmers continue with the age old sun drying of apricot fruits, which is not market friendly as the quality of the fruit deteriorates considerably. The latest Freeze drying technology to produce fully or semi dried fruits would retain color nutrients taste etc. while the moisture content is reduced as per the market requirement. Besides, various other products could be produced with the latest processing technologies so that farmers get the maximum returns from their produce.

Besides the region, which is separated by 350 kms wide Himalaya range, makes it an ideal place for seed production of various crops like oilseeds, pulses, cereals and vegetables. There is a total isolation from the main-land. Weeds pests and cross genes are kept at bay by this physical barrier leading to the production of true to type seeds of various crops.

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MeetOur Team

M L Mantoo - CEO,
Ladakh Farmers & producers Cooperative Ltd.

M L Mantoo ,worked as Advisor to the Ministry of Rural Development, Govt. of India,...

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Tsewang Dorjee

Tswang Dorjee works as GM of the project with more than 10 years of experience in...

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Narinder Singh Dawar

Manager - Irrigation & Farm Operations. Comes with a rich 29 years of experience in Hi-Tech...

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