A Union Territory since October 2019, Ladakh is renowned for its mountainous beauty and distinct culture.
Two districts that make up Ladakh - Leh and Kargil - including 243 villages.
Ladakh shares international border with China, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Ladakh is India's coldest, most elevated inhabited region (2300-5000 meters).
Snow-capped mountains and glacial lakes attract a large number of tourists.
Indus, Zanskar, and Shyok are the major rivers that flow through Ladakh.
US$19.7bn GSDP reported for fiscal year 2018-19 (Including J&K).
value of exports reported in 2018-19 (along with J&K).
per capita income reported in 2018-19 (along with J&K).
of energy usage in Ladakh is derived from renewable sources.
clear sunny days in a year offers opportunities for solar power.
Ladakh has several renowned Buddhist monasteries that attract global tourists.
Agriculture, food processing, and related activities are the main income generators in the UT.
Coca-Cola operates a manufacturing plant in the J&K and Ladakh region.
Pepsi operates a manufacturing plant in the J&K and Ladakh region.
Grauer & Weil runs a manufacturing plant in the J&K and Ladakh region.
Reckitt Benckiser runs a manufacturing plant in J&K and Ladakh region.
Land acquisition for the 44 MW project has been completed. Presently work on the project is in full swing in three shifts. Diversion of Channel has been completed and river Suru stands diverted and work on barrage construction started.
Set up by J&K State Power Development Corp Ltd in Doda, the project involves setting up of a new unit, for which CEA approval is awaited.
National Highways & Infrastructure Development Corp Ltd. is developing a tunnel in Ganderbal in PPP mode. It is currently in the planning stage.
The NHPC is commissioning the establishment of Hydro Power projects in Nimmo Bazgo and Chutak in addition to Takmaching, Khalsi and Kanyunche. A Solar Power project is expected to be set up in Phyang.
A 9.2 km tunnel built along the Rohtang Pass connecting Leh to Manali has been completed by the Border Roads Organization. The travel time between the two locations is expected to brought down to less than an hour.
India has a well-oiled enterprise promoting machinery that is backed by strong legislative, judiciary, executive, and capital establishments