21,000 crore allocated for Ladakh in PM’s 80,000 crore package

The state has also been directed to harness solar power in the Ladakh region which has the potential of producing 111-GW electricity. A senior official of Ladakh Renewable Energy Development Agency explained, “Two solar projects of 20 MW generation capacity each in Kargil and Leh have also been approved under the package. These projects will cost nearly Rs 720 crore (Rs 360 crore each).”

Construction of cold storage facilities at Leh and Kargil, and 50% subsidy support for setting up solar driers are other major projects to be undertaken in the arid region.

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