Development Leading To Environmental & Traditional Degradation Of Ladakh
Ladakh is one of the most attractive tourist spots
in India. Surrounded by the mountains on both the sides this snow land
incorporates beauty, peace, calmness and serenity and is the perfect holiday
destination for summers. Ladhak is also popular among tourist loving adventure
sports as it offers unique adventures in trekking, mountaineering and white
Tourism in Ladakh has increased remarkably in past
few years, majorly because of development of good hotels in the region and
better transport facility. But the tourism and economic development of the
region is leading to the degradation of its magical beauty and simplicity. The
land is under acute water stress mainly due to development of hotels using
modern sewage system.
Insensitivity of tourists toward the environment
and nature is also responsible for the degradation of Ladakh. Air pollution
caused due to increased number of vehicle, and enhancement in tourism related
activities is disturbing the peace and serenity of Ladakh. The freshness of the
air and the untouched beauty of the valley has been replaced by diesel fume and
streets littered with plastic wrappers.
Communities like Ladakh Ecological Development
GROUP (LEDeG) and Aama Tsogspa are extending their extensive support to
conserve the natural beauty of the valley.