This project came into action with the help of volunteers from SECMOL, Phyang Monastery and 'Nunnus' (local term for soldier/brother in Ladakhi) from the Ladakh Scouts Regimental Centre right next door to the site where the Ice-Stupa has been built. These volunteers helped lay down pipelines, dig water canals and monitor the progress of the levels of water freezing day and night, making sure this experiment was an absolute success.
Wangchuk hopes to expand this effort to many other remote places where there is water scarcity. The Ice-Stupa can be used by farmers in summer for growing various crops such as apricots (popularly known as khurmani), willow and poplar trees. The benefits of this invention will be reaped by the locals of Phyang village who will, for the first time, use the water that melts from the Ice-Stupa for their daily purposes.
Watch this video where the ice man himself explains more about the Artificial Glaciers Of Ladakh project.