EC Chosphel convenes a meeting to discuss setting up of an “Organic Co-operative Marketing Society” in Leh.

Publish Date : 17/02/2021

Leh: Executive Councillor for Agriculture, LAHDC Leh, Stanzin Chosphel convened a meeting today at the Council Secretariat to discuss setting up of an “Organic Co-operative Marketing Society” in Leh. 

Highlighting the importance of Organic Product Marketing and to find solutions, EC Chosphel requested research institutes to suggest and brainstorm ideas for the formation of a new co-operative marketing society in Leh. District Officers along with representatives from Research Institutes and NGOs stressed on exploring and strengthening local production of organic fruits and vegetables in the region by providing a good market for the products. 

The meeting also discussed the formulation of a draft proposal with proper branding for the newly proposed Organic Co-operative Marketing Society within a week with a structured roadmap. EC Chosphel said that LAHDC Leh will follow up on the progress of the draft with higher authorities in the centre soon.  

EC Chosphel directed concerned officials to formulate a consultative group along with a technical secretariat at GB Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment Leh. He also urged concerned officers and research institutes to work collaboratively on pilot projects on organic production to connect producers with a larger market.

The meeting was attended by Chief Agriculture Officer Leh, Chief Animal Husbandry Officer Leh, District Sheep Husbandry Officer Leh, Dy Registrar Co-operate Societies Leh, SC DIHAR, Associate Director SKUAST Ladakh, Head CAZRI Leh, Director LEDeG, President Women Alliance Leh, Director LEHO, Director SECMOL, Head GB Pant (NHIE) Leh, Head TATA Trust Leh and Gen. Secretary Amchi Sabha Leh.