The largest Tibetan settlement in Ladakh – Rebel Sumdho and Sumdho TR – in the remote Nyoma block has been connected to the national power grid.
The initiative was taken under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY) scheme. The DDUGJY scheme has now connected the villages to the Northern Grid. The other villages connected under the scheme in Leh are Chilling Sumdha (Aezang, Sumdha Chun and Chilling), Kumgyam, Wanla, Fotoksar, Shara, SAGY Line (Achinathang and Hanuthang), Teri, Youlchung, Harhipti and Skumarkha. The project was executed by TKC TATA Projects and Power Grid Corporation India of Limited (project implementing agency).