Leh: To commemorate World Environment Day 2022, the PwC India Foundation, in partnership with the Students’ Educational and Cultural Movement of Ladakh (SECMOL), organized a plantation drive in Leh, Ladakh.
PwC India Foundation partnered with SECMOL in 2019 and started the ice stupa project, and has undertaken several other concerted efforts to restore the valley’s fragile ecosystem.
Jaivir Singh, Vice Chairman, PwC India Foundation says, “At the PwC India Foundation, we believe that building the capacities of the communities most vulnerable to climate-induced challenges helps them bounce back better from the face of adversity. We hope that through our collaborative efforts with NGO partners, local community members and relevant stakeholders in Ladakh and other climate-vulnerable regions of the country, we will continue to build sustainable and innovative solutions to empower those most in need.”
Sonam Wangchuk, Founder and Advisor, SECMOL says, “the climate of Ladakh is drastically changing. Under the current world scenario, our white glacial reserves are rapidly melting away. Today, the experimental native species plantation that we are doing will pave the way to green the slopes of the barren mountain valleys of Ladakh. On the occasion of World Environment Day, I would urge the people living in cities, to please live simply so that we people in the mountains can simply live.”
The collaboration has also worked towards enhancing the water retention capacity of soil in the region.