Leh,June 27, (Scoop News)- In connection with installation of a mega Solar Power Plant of the capacity of 20 Megawatt on 800 kanals of land at Phey through JKPDC, the Ladakh Affairs and Cooperative Minister, Chhering Dorjey visited Phey village today to discuss the matter and other way out with the people in terms of providing land for the project and other issues such as lifting of irrigational water from Indus and drinking water which are proposed to be provided to the Phey villagers under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) of PDC.
The Minister said that the demand of lift irrigation system for Phey village has been a long standing demand which is however reflected in the scheme of Prime Minister Krishi Sanchai Yojna, but due to constraint of fund, work on this project has delayed. As such, Minister said that it is high time to do this pending work under Corporate Social Responsibility of PDC that would considerably solve the problem of water scarcity in the village besides getting a dependable drinking water supply scheme to the villagers. The Minister told to the villagers that work on this Solar Power project and lift irrigation system shall be simultaneously started from this working season and as such Mr. Dorjey keeping in mind maximum benefit to the Phey villagers from this project urged them to extend fullest cooperation to the Power Dev. Corporation in realizing the project in a smooth way.
The Minister also indicated of installing few more hydel power projects of bigger capacity in Nubra, Lalok and Leh and hoped to start the works on these projects within few years. The Minister also assured to the Phey villagers that he would make efforts to adopt Phey village under CSR of PDC that would tremendously help for overall development of the village.
The villagers put forth few demands to the Minister that include black topping of the approach road, completion of internal road and installation of a motorable bridge over the Indus in place of the foot suspension bridge connecting other side of the Indus which was washed away by the flood in 2010.
The Councilor area, Phuntsog Dorjey and Exen. JK PDC , Shiv Kumar also accompanied the Minister during his visit to Phey.