NDTV once again unites with Global Himalayan Expedition (GHE) to tackle the energy poverty situation in the most secluded and backward region of Zanskar, Ladakh, by installing Decentralized DC Micro grids with a sustainable and holistic economic model.
Made with mud bricks and sticks and straws, these homes provide the people of Shade some shelter from the scorching sun, the chilly winds, snow and subzero temperatures.
Although, in these parts of the Zanskar valley not much fauna can be seen. But these beautiful creatures were spotted flying over Shade village, probably scavenging for food.
Wool weaving and farming are the two main trades of Shade and every year this old man walks for 3 days, to reach the nearest town to sell his wool.
Summers bring plenty of water to the valleys, but the winters take away the same.
Once and for all the streets of Shade are safe and so are the homes.
Fascinated with the crew, these little Ladakhi kids, simply followed us around, but got shy the moment we angled the cameras towards them.
At 14000 feet, the flowers of shade grow wild and colourful.
A view of the cave monastery from the other side.
81 years old Jigmet grooms himself before the sunsets and celebrations begin for his village's electrification.
This is the moment when a 75 year old woman sees a lit up bulb for the first time.
The chubby little bundles of joy all the way from Shakma Karpo village
Sustainable living is the way of the mountain people. Here is a quaint farm off the road from Kargil.
Meet the girl who brings electricity to the remotest parts of Zanskar.
Waiting eagerly to finish the job and for the sun to set.