Ladakh Environment and Health Organisation (LEHO) came into existence on the 1st July 1991. The founders felt that an organization was needed to work on the issues of sustainable development, ecology, and health. This action was in response to the changes in agriculture farming, food habits, social values and culture of the different Ladakhi societies. The concept of sustainable development would base on the holistic approach for utilization of natural resources such as land, water, vegetation and livestock of the villages integrating with the age old traditions and cultures