Ice Stupas store hope for locals in Ladakh’s cold desert

Ice stupas — the man-made mini glaciers — are solving the water problem in the remote and cold desert region of Ladakh where less precipitation during the crucial spring has resulted in lack of vegetation. Sonam Wangchuk, an award-winning innovator and scientist who conceptualised the ice stupa, said the mini glaciers were being increasingly adopted in Leh district of the region where people face an acute shortage of water during spring months. Wangchuk said the ice stupas were now being replicated by the locals themselves. The idea behind the ice…

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SBI Announces special recruitment drive in Kashmir, Ladakh

State Bank of India (SBI) is conducting special recruitment drive for Kashmir and Ladakh to fill up about 150 vacancies with 80 for open merit category of Junior Associates (customer support & sales) and Junior Agricultural Associates in clerical cadre. The vacancies are based in district cadres of Srinagar, Anantnag, Budgam, Baramulla, Bandipora, Pulwama, Ganderbal, Kupwara, Shopian, Kulgam, Leh and Kargil and each candidate can apply for only one district. Those who wish to apply need to be Urdu knowing and should be proficient in Kashmiri or Ladakhi. Essential academic…

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