We are still facing many challenges and threats during this project.
Dust Storms, very frequent in May & June, bring havoc for the newly germinating seedlings
Dust storm damaged & buried the emerging plants under several cms of sand
Sand being washed after the dust storm
Truck Tanker being pulled out from soft sand near the 2nd borewell
Ladakh remains cut-off from the country for about 7 months.
The above road at Zojila pass ( Srinagar – Leh ) opens only after 1st week of May every year.
Shortage of FYM forced us to try the accelerated decomposition of fresh cattle dung by using Jaggery, Yeast, some inorganic N & P fertilizer and plenty of water then covered the heaps with polythene sheets. Fully decomposed FYM was ready in < 5 weeks which would have taken > 6 months
Snowfall on April 9th, 2017 at the project site
Some finalized, others in the pipeline.