From Gewogs and Dzongkhags

Just one last scheme for Karma

With the completion of three schemes, Karmaling is left with one last scheme to supply water to the gewog.

Gup Gyan Bdr. Subba said that the limited budget was the main reason for the shortcomings.

However the construction of rural water Supply scheme is proposed for the 11th Five Year Plan. The budget allotted for the RWSS is around Nu 0.1mn.

Deorali, Kusumbhari and Rajaborgoan villages have already completed the Rural Water Supply Scheme (RWSS).

Even though there are no farm roads Dorjiphu and Gangrilaphu of the upper and lower Dagana are done with construction of irrigation channel.

With regards to the town for the ORC maintenance of Deorali the budget used is around Nu 0.2mn which will be maintained by July next year.

“Gewog office is also in maintenance where the budget is around Nu 0.4mn. Half of the budget is used for the office equipments,” he said.

(Sonam Wangmo)


Two-day workshop on environmental issues

Three gewogs of Merak, Sakteng and Shongphoong under Trashigang Dzongkhag attended two-workshop which aimed to sensitize the local leaders on the environment issues, climate change, poverty and others.

The two-day workshop was conducted in the Dzongkhag Yargay Tshogchung (DYT) conference hall from 19-20 October.

The main theme of the workshop was ‘green socio-economic development.’

Merak Gup Ghayden said it was more about the environment where one has to make sure when the developmental activities are taking place in the gewogs; nature is not being harmed at any cost.

“Moreover considering the importance of the nature, we learned a lot from workshop,” he said.

He said earlier we didn’t have such kind of knowledge and all in nature were not so much of concern and it was the same for the other local leaders too.

All the participants in the gewog gained much knowledge from the workshop which needs to be applied during the 11th five year plan.

The participants from the gewog comprised Gups, Gewog Administration Officers (GAO), Mangmis and Tshogpas from three gewogs.

Altogether a total of 25 people participated in the workshop.

(Tashi Deki)

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