Ladakh Ecological Development Group

In 2003-2007, LEDeG installed a solar photovoltaic power plant at Tangtse, with support from ICEF, MNRE and LAHDC. The power pant continuously supplies electricity to over 350 households, for five hours in a day, and has completely replaced the existing 250kVa Diesel Generator of the Power Development Department of the Government.

2003 – 2007

Total budget:
7.32 Crore

Funding Agencies:

  • India Canada Environment Facility (ICEF), New Delhi
  • Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India, New Delhi
  • Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC), Leh

Aims and Objectives:

  • Capacity development of the community to operate and maintain renewable energy technologies and to replicate such projects on their own over a period of time.
  • Development and utilisation of renewable energy sources, particularly solar for providing clean energy in Durbuk block leading to improvements in its environment and quality of life of the people.
  • Ensure enhanced income to the community by identifying available natural resources, formation of SHGs, provision of training in income generation activities like handicrafts, eco-tourism, maintenance of solar technologies etc.
  • Suggest models for meeting energy needs of people in similar areas not reachable by grid in a decentralised manner.

Project outcomes:

  • Installation of 4x25kWp solar photovoltaic power plant at Tangtse
  • Retrofitting of 135 solar houses using passive solar architecture or Trombe wall technology
  • Distribution of 300 solar dish cookers (SK-14)
  • Distribution of 500 solar box cookers
  • Distribution of 630 improved smokeless Chullah (stove)
  • Installation of five solar submersible pumps and five solar surface pumps
  • Up-gradation and solarization of 10 Community Health Centres
  • Establishment of eight eco-tourism units at Durbuk Laga, Mugleb, Spangmik, Tangtse.
  • Formation and promotion of 12 women Self Help Groups for handicraft development.