Budget for Ladakh increased by four times: Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri

Union Minister Hardeep Puri today said the budget for Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) has been increased by four times.

He added that the LAHDC Act has also been amended to prioritise preservation of language and culture in Ladakh. He was addressing the people of Ladakh through a virtual Jan Samvad Rally.

He said the region will quickly achieve economic development and overcome all challenges including COVID 19.

Puri said Leh and Ladakh will be turned into Smart Kshetras very soon. He said 54 towers have been sanctioned for telecom connectivity in the region. The Minister said he will soon visit Ladakh to take stock of all the initiatives being taken in the region.