Phyang village of Ladakh: An artificial glacier in the form of Ice stupa inaugurated
Artificial glacier in the form of Ice stupa was inaugurated at Phyang village in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir on 6 March 2015. Phyang village is a desert region of Ladakh.
The purpose of building such stupa is to store water to green the entire desert of Phyang which has an area of 1500 acres.
The Ice stupa with a height of 50 feet will store roughly two million liters of water while another 6 million liters of water absorbed in the ground will add moisture to the earth for tree plantation.
The Ice Stupa concept was inspired from the work of Drikung Skyabgon Chetsang and Padmashree C Norphel.
This stupa is a pilot project and is a part of plan to build 80 to 90 stupas holding 10 million liters of water.
The project was financed through crowd-funding with donations coming from individuals and institutions from around the world raising 125000 US dollars.
Where: Phyang village of Ladakh
When: 6 March 2015