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Climate change impacts agriculture in Ladakh: a multimedia report

The faster melting of glaciers and lower snowfall and rain due to global warming have started impacting farming patterns in the cold desert of Ladakh in India

T. Namgyal, a 65-year-old farmer who lives in Hunder village of Nubra Valley, has seen the growing water scarcity in Ladakh. In the past few decades, snowfall has considerably declined and now there is little water in the rivers and streams…Read More

Tourist magnet Ladakh facing water scarcity

Water was once abundant in Ladakh, mainly due to its sparse population. But rapidly increasing tourist footfalls amid challenges posed by climate change is changing that equation

For 75-year-old Tsering Angdo, today’s Ladakh is an entirely a different world than the memories he has of his childhood. Back then, he and his fellows would take water for granted…Read More