This semi-nomadic couple of goat herders in the far north-east of Ladakh in Spanmik village at Pangong Lake near the Indo-Tibetan/Chinese border are proudly demonstrating their mobile solar cooker provided by the Ladakh Ecological Development Group (LEDeG). There is an extreme shortage of fuel in this high-altitude desert. Traditionally, most fuel comes from the roots of isolated shrubby plants and dried animal dung. This 'new' (and extremely efficient) way of cooking opens up a clean, sustainable and inexhaustible source of energy for people in this region.
(The Ladakhi NGO LEDeG serves the underprivileged people residing in structurally disadvantaged areas of Ladakh and is addressing the environmental and cultural issues affecting the people in the region)
Spanmik, Ladakh, Himalayas, India