From Gewogs and Dzongkhags

Work-completion a matter of percentage

Many planned-works are 90% complete in the gewog, including the Rural Water Supply Scheme (RWSS) and what remains are on the fast-track.

The completed farm roads of the gewog include Sinchula (7.5 kilometers), Chhumed Lhakar (8.5 kms) and Tabji (3 kms) respectively. The renovation of irrigation channels of Norgay toed (two kms) is completed and the new construction of Tagpthangbu (4 km) and Sharphu (5km) irrigation are underway.

“We have a target of achieving 100 % within the 10th Five Year Plan,” said the Largyab Gup.

The gewog has 98% of electricity coverage and 95% of mobile connection.

(Tashi Deki)


Layaps finally complain about the remoteness

Layaps have complained being deprived of infrastructure facilities resulting in delay of development activities as well as important meetings in Gewog centers and also in other significant places like Thimphu, Punakha and Gasa for an official works.

Laya Gup Kinley Dorji who spoke to The Bhutanese, said electricity and road are the main infra structure which have become essential as everything can become convenient for the Layaps

“There were no development activities particularly in the past but with Tenth Five year Plan, there are many changes we could see,” said Laya Gup Kinley Dorji.

Laya Gewog has five chiwogs with 203 households comprising a population of almost.

The Laya people, have started to get ready for the collection of cordyceps starting from June 1 till July 8

(Dawa Zangmo)


Sowing the seeds of Nation’s Organic dreams

Tendruk Gewog in Samtse will henceforth sell their products which are purely organic to the community. They will produce the organic vegetables and pure dairy products for the locality.

The main aim of the venture is to help the villagers to make more income through sale in improved ways.

The Gup along with the community and the RNR center jointly proposed to their MP for the grant, which the MP approved. The gewog has availed Nu 47,000 as constituency development grant.

The organic products like vegetables and dairy products will mainly be sold to the civil servants, school mess and to the Army colony in Tendruk Gewog.

The Gup of Tendruk gewog, Pema Wangchuk said “If this plan is successful then we look forward to sell in the Indian market so that we can at least contribute to tackle the Rupee crunch”.

This plan will benefit the local people and the villagers. And the government will bear 60%of the project’s cost and the rest will fall locality.

(Ugyen Dorji)



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