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From Gewogs and Dzongkhags

Minor cyclone hits gewog A minor cyclone hit the gewog and uprooted the roofs of four houses and destroyed their staple food maize. The cyclone hit Chhimoong on 29 September Gup Sonam Tshewang said that there were nobody was injured but houses have been destroyed. “We have informed the Dzongkhag …

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From Gewogs and Dzongkhags

Remote village gets its farm road Batsha village under Karna gewog finally get their farm road this year. Earlier the local people in Batsha had to walk for more than eight hours which is needless to say a big cause for inconveniences. The budget allocated for the construction of the …

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From Gewogs and Dzongkhags

 Shermuhoong Gewog Builds bridge for Pilgrims Pilgrimage to Aja Nye will be an easier and a pleasant experience here on, now that Shermuhoong gewog residents have started works on a bridge toward the holy place. Construction materials to construct the bridge at Khadak have already been procured. As per the …

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From Gewogs and Dzongkhags

Gewog Plans for 11th FYP but may have to cut out few development works After successful completion of all the 10th Five Year Plan (FYP) development activities, Dekidling is poised to complete their plans for the 11th Plan. The Gewog Gup Gomchen said that for 11th FYP they have chosen …

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From Gewog and Dzongkhags

Gewog Prepares for Annual Tsechhu Although development activities are not upto satisfactory level, Jurmed community is active with Tsechu preparation. The Tsechu is on 24 October, and it is held in Ugyen Gatshel Lhakhang. The Gewog Gup Rinchen gyalpo said “It’s the moment when people gather from all the villages …

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From gewogs and Dzongkhags

Soe villagers participate in climate change study Officials from World Wildlife Fund (WWF) from Thimphu have conducted a climate change study in this remote dzongkhag with villagers participating in a survey on the changing climate patterns in the community. The study compared the range of rainfall and snowfall over the …

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From Gewogs and Dzongkhags

  New bridge to inaugurate this October After a long wait the gewog will finally get the concrete bridge which will be operational this October Without the bridge the villagers on the other side of the river had to endure serious inconveniences during summer when the river got swollen.  Many …

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From Gewogs and Dzongkhags

Electrification delayed People in the gewog are more or less content with the progress of ongoing general development activities however a village Lungnyiri under Dungmaed is yet to complete its electrification project Most areas under Pemagatshel have nevertheless been electrified. In 2010 the government had awarded the work to a …

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From Gewogs and Dzongkhags

Lhakhang renovation awaits Public Consultations The community waits for a public consultation meeting to renovate the Tashichholing Lhakhang in the gewog. According to the Gewog Gup Namgay Pelden Nu 0.8mn is the budget sanctioned from the government which is not enough to renovate and maintain the Lhakhang. The actual cost …

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From Gewogs and Dzongkhags

Weavers’ gewog long for tourism facilities Weaving Kishuthara is the main occupation for the people in Khoma community and the passionately woven intricate patterns have brought good name for the gewog. However ‘name and fame’ is not conducive to sustain livelihoods and people now wish for facilities that will hold …

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