Ladakh Ecological Development Group, also known as Ecological Centre of Ladakh was established in the year 1983. Managed by hundreds of staff members, this group is led by Tsewang Rigzin, the president of the Tibetan Youth Congress. This group was started in order to create awareness towards the environmental concerns in the area.
Long term development, importance of culture in the area, promoting the idea of use of natural resources in the region, community based development projects are the main objectives of the group. Apart from this, the Ecological Centre of Ladakh also promotes the use of alternative technology.The development group is also working towards developing awareness for solar energy and the constant development of the state with it. Several hydraulic ram pumps, which have proved helpful to the locals, have been installed in this region by them.