Schering Angmo leaves her two-year-old son with a neighbor every morning, crossing the snow-frozen paths 20 km from her home in Chogalamsar to the only LPG bottling plant in Ladakh. Angmo is part of the 12-member women's team, which ensures that our Indian Army's 50 thousand soldiers, standing in front of the People's Liberation Army of China, do not have to march empty-handed in Arctic temperatures.
The plant has been built by IndianOil and is the only source of cooking gas in Ladakh after snow connectivity is cut off. About 40% of the refills made at the plant goes to the Indian Army. It is the only LPG unit in the country run by women.
According to the report of the Times of India, in this plant, women manage the production line, seal quality, etc. safety check and safety. All the members of the team are contract employees, except for security officer Schering Engmo. Here men only do heavy goods loading. Angmo told that I wake up early in the morning because I have to prepare my son before coming here. I just can't leave because the work on the plant starts at nine in the morning. If I miss the bus, it becomes difficult to reach the plant.
At the same time, Sujoy Chaudhary, in charge of the Indian Oil Plant, said that the ease with which women work in our LPG plant in such cold is an example of women's power. Similarly, the route for the riggin laddo working in the plant is long and they live in Karu, 35 km away. But they don't mind it.
Lado says that before starting work here, I did not know how the regulator in the cylinder sounds. But now I am responsible for every refill going out. This is my small contribution to the country and the army. At the same time, Padma Togyal, who lives in Chogalamsar, says that her team double-checks the refills going for the army. He said that now his family also appreciates the LPG cylinders as they are aware of the hard work it takes to prepare it.
Security officer Angams feel that female employees are more cautious about safety and tend to be tighter. This makes it easier to manage health, safety, and environmental (HSE) parameters.