The real life story of a Ladakhi engineer who has got an eminent award recently has an inspiring story to tell. In the arid highlands of the Himalayas, water is scarce and farmers often face acute seasonal shortage of water to grow their crops, which are becoming worse as the climate warms. Er Sonam Wangchuk who believes that the world’s mountain people are not only ethnic and language minority but also technological minorities and their problem cannot be solved in New Delhi or New York, devised a clever solution that involves making artificial mini glaciers that melt slowly in the spring and provides sufficient water supply in the warm days. The innovation has brought smiles to thousands of people in Ladakh. This innovation has fetched him the Rolex Enterprise Award 2016.
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