IAS General Studies Prelims Question No. 16

With an average annual rainfall of 50mm, the shortage of water poses a major problem in the area. Meltwater is the only source of water for the people of this region and water problem would increase due to disastrous effects of global warming. The air is fresher & thinner, the landscape is barren & stark in its beauty making it a favourite tourist destination among many. Ecology is extremely fragile and the environment has taken a backseat resulting in problems such as climate change, water scarcity and even solid waste management due to tourism.
The above quote is referenced to ?
[A] Thar Desert
[B] Ladakh
[C] Nilgiri
[D] Bundelkhand
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[B] Ladakh
Annual rainfall 50 mm and melt water as source of water ? Ladakh