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Tsenkhar Gewog

Tshenkhar gewog is the gateway to Lhuentse Dzongkhag. It is located in south direction from Dzongkhag Administration sharing its border with Mongar Dzongkhag. High ridges, steep slopes, deep gorges and lowland in some areas characterize the topography.

The Gewog has total area of 129 sq. km with total population of 1935 as per the PHCB 2017 from 467 households scattered under five Tshogpas. The climate of Tshenkhar Gewog is warm summer and cold winter. The annual average temperature falls to 9 degree Celsius in winter and rises to 28 degree Celsius in summer. Gewog Administration Center is located 50 metres above the Lhuentse- Mongar highway. People of the Gewog speaks two main dialect such as cho-cha-nga-cha in all Chiwog and particularly Sharchop in Umling-Bangtsho village in Domkhar-Umling Chiwog.

This gewog is connected with farm roads reducing the distance to less than two hours walk for most of the villages. The Autsho-Tshochen farm road runs through Chabi village thereby giving greater advantages not only to Chabi and Tshochen village, but also to Doleyphu and Kawachen village. While Budur-Khardung farm road connects Wambur and Dagathang village and reduces the distances less than two hours. By constructing these farm roads, people of this gewog would derive benefits by reaching their farming products in the market so called Autsho Town. The Phawan-Domkhar farm road has already completed facilitating the people of Domkhar, as well as the Domkhar to Umling farm road.

Most of the major developmental activities like Rural Electrification, RWSS and farm roads were also covered in 10th FYP and many more Gewog activities in 11th FYP. This gewog has three Primary Health Centers (Formerly known as BHU): Patpachu, Tshochen, and Autsho respectively, and seven outreach clinics at Budur, Umling, Dongthrom, Domkhar, Phawantoe, Yangla, Tongphugang catering to the basic health needs of the people. Further, the gewog has three primary schools and a Central school – one at Wambur, Tshochen, Domkhar and Autsho Central school and a RNR-EC serving the people in educating children and improving the quality of livestock, agriculture products and in prudent use of forest resources.

Maize is the staple food in the gewog. The paddy, Soya beans, upland rice are some of the substitute in terms of food security. The vegetables grown in the geog are potatoes, chilies, turnip, radish, beans, cabbage, Cauliflower and garlic. The Citrus (oranges), Guava, Bananas, Mangoes are grown as cash crop. Tshenkhar gewog is enriched with tangible and intangible culture. Men always works in the fields while the women stay at home to weave and cook for their family. Most of the women of Tshenkhar gewog are skilled in weaving.

One of the main income source is weaving. Beside’s weaving, there are some handicraft like Dapa, Nga (drum), bamboo product are also produced. There are around 30 monasteries’ including two Dratshang. Some of this monastery are owned by the community, private and Govt. The gewog has the Dratshang and residence of 70th Jekhenpo of Bhutan so called Namdrueling Goenzin Dratshang.

Local Government Officials:

Sl. No. Designation Name Contact No.
1 Gup Tsheten Wangdi 176983212/17121290
2 Mangmi Kinzang Seldon 17576595/17888128
3 Tshogpa (Dekiling-Tshochheb) Tshering Tobgay 17756784
4 Tshogpa (Go-nied- wambur) Choney Norbu 17407650
5 Tshogpa (Domkhar-Umling) Wangdi 17947106
6 Tshogpa (Artobaddp-Gundrang) Sherab Gyeltshen 17887571
7 Tshogpa (Autsho-Chharbi) Thinley Penjor 17708622
8 Gaydrung Choni Wangmo 17303477

Population details:

Name of Chiwog No. of Households Population of Chiwog No. of Gungtong (Empty Households)
 Dekiling-Tshochen 126 1031 19
 Go-niey wambur 67 1025 15
 Domkhar-Umling 87 818 13
Artobabeb – Gumdrang 20 229 2
 Autsho-Chharbi 99 126 19
Total 399 3229 68

Health
There are three Primary Health Centers (Formerly known as BHU)                        

Sl. No. Details Place
1 Primary Health Center Autsho
2 Primary Health Center Patpachu
3 Primary Health Center Tshochen

Local Festivals & Tshechus

Tshechus & Local Festivals Location Lunar Calendar date of Tshechu/Festival
Kharam Tsenkhar 27th and 28th Day of 8th month of Bhutanese calendar.
Important Pilgrimage Sites (Ney/Hot spring) Location
Drakmar-Ney  Charbi
Bangtsho Gyepoi Phodrang Bangtsho
Phuningla-Ney  Wambur


Source: Dzongkhag Administration, Lhuentse and Local Government Portal

Minjey Gewog

Minjey Gewog, a mountainous adjacent to stupendous Guru statue at Takila, Menbi geog. Picturesquely surrounded by lush green undulating valleys, sandwiched between khoma Geog and  Tshenkhar geog stretches area of 137 square kilometer. Artistic sun rays shove in on gentle hills of villages creating splendor to one’s eyes. Located at altitude of 1700-2200 m, semi arid villages favour ideal for agricultural activities.

Five Chiwogs, Legshogang, Budur Kupenisa, Jalang, Zham and Minjey constitute Minjey geog, The 271 household housed 1416 people, of whom 30% are urban resident. The 70% population sustain livelihood by weaving Kishuthara, cultivating agricultural crops, cereals and rearing livestock animals.

Local Government Officials:

Sl. No. Designation Name Contact No.
1 Gup Tashi Norbu 17699750
2 Mangmi Jigme Tenzin Zangpo 17856141
3 Tshogpa (Menji-Wangzhing) Tshewang Rinzin 17403248
4 Tshogpa (Amdrangchu-Zham) Tashi Namgay 17749960
5 Tshogpa (Chusa-Lekshogang) Tshering Wangdi 17596769
6 Tshogpa (Budhur-Kupinyesa) SangayLa 17507305
7 Tshogpa(Bragon-Jalang) Sonam Norbu 17903318
8 Gaydrung Sonam Choki 17469684

Population details:

Name of Chiwog No. of Households  Population of Chiwog No. of Gungtong (Empty Households)
Menji-Wangzhing 76 848 1
 Amdrangchu-Zham 51 521 5
Chusa-Lekshogang 38 655 2
Budhur-Kupinyesa 64 850 5
Bragong Jalang 42 438 3
Total

Health
There is one Primary Health Center (Formerly known as BHU)                 

Sl. No. Details Place
1 Primary Health Center Menji

Local Festivals & Tshechus

Tshechus & Local Festivals Location Lunar Calendar date of Tshechu/Festival
Wangzhing Rabnay Wangzhing 23-25th day of 7th month
Zham Tshechu Zham Lhakhang 21-22nd Day of 9th month
Prewchoe Menji, Lekshogang and Jalang 10th day of 3rd month
 Sengling Gongpa Tshechu Kupinyesa 10th day of 12th  month

Source: Dzongkhag Administration, Lhuentse and Local Government Portal

Menbi Gewog

Menbi Gewog Center is located in Tagmochu with an approximate area of 88.89 square kilometers and has five Dhemkhongs (Chiwogs). These chiwogs are Dromzhong-Phagidoong, Tagmochu-Gorgang, Kamdhar-Murmo, Nyebi-Zhungkhar, and Dangling-Yomaed. It is bordered by Menji Gewog to the east, Gangzur and Khoma gewog in the north, Tshenkhar Gewog in south and Maedtsho Gewog in the west. It has an elevation of 2060-2600m above sea-level and warm summer and cold winter with chirpine and broad leaf vegetation. The Gewog receives an annual rainfall between 300-500 ml. The Gewog administration is located twenty-five kilometers away from Dzongkhag headquarter. Maenbi Gewog has single ethnic group. The prominent local dialects are Kurtoep and Augaimala. Local dialact being very similar to national language has helped community in easy speaking and understanding of Dzongkha. Despite celebration of national festivals, the people of the gewog celebrate prechoe (local festival) for one day on 10th day of fourth Bhutanese calendar followed by lhachoe with effect from 13th and 19th day on seventh month of Bhutanese calendar and Langchoe on 10th day of ninth month Bhutanese calendar. Gewog being away from commercial herbs, the potential in commercialization of farm products are being limited to sustainable farming. Gewog has explored possible strategies to improve easy access to market. It’s the prime objective of the gewog that transparency and accountability is maintained throughout. The service must be delivered in an efficient and professional manner by the gewog and its staffs to all sects of people creating better enabling environment in pursuant of GNH.

Local Government Officials:

Sl. No. Designation Name Contact No.
1 Gup TsheltrimLa 17130900
2 Mangmi Deki Pelzom                         17654810
3 Tshogpa (Kamder-Murmo) Deki Yangzom 17596759
4 Tshogpa (Nyebi-Zhungkhar) Ngawang Phuntsho 17701086
5 Tshogpa (Manjabe-Daangling) Karma Tenzin 17679473
6 Tshogpa (Tangmachu-Gorgan) Karma 17820132
7 Tshogpa(Phagidoong-Dromashong) Tshering Dorji 17741919
8 Gaydrung Dechen Zangmo 17596065

Population details:

Name of Chiwog No. of Households  Population of Chiwog No. of Gungtong (Empty Households)
 Kamder-Murmo 54 308 2
 Nyebi-Zhungkhar 142 411 21
 Manjabe-Daangling 55 293 9
 Tangmachu-Gorgan 51 576 1
 Phagidoong-Dromashong 42 715 16
Total 344 2303 49

Health
There are two Primary Health Centers (Formerly known as BHU)            

Sl. No. Details Place
1 Primary Health Center Tangmachu
2 Primary Health Center Daangling

Local Festivals & Tshechus

Tshechus & Local Festivals Location Lunar Calendar date of Tshechu/Festival
Takila Chha Takila 14th and 15th Day of 7th month
Kesibi Chha Zhungkhar 18th Day of 7th month
Preuchoe Tangmachu and Zhungkhar 10th day of 4th month and 10th day of 3rd month
 Langchoe Tangmachu 10th day of 9th month
Baebazur Lha Baebazur, Kamder 13th day of 7th month
Rawabe Tsechu Rawabe, Manjabe 7th day of 5th month
Important Pilgrimage Sites (Ney/Hot spring) Location
Yamdrang-Ney Tangmachu
Tungkhar-Ney Manjabe
Barkha lhakhang-Ney Dromashong

Source: Dzongkhag Administration, Lhuentse and Local Government Portal

Metsho Gewog

Metsho Gewog is located under Lhuntse Dzongkhag; it is bordered by Bumthang in the west, Menbi Gewog in the east, Jeray Gewog in the south. Metsho Gewog is one of the least developed Gewog in the Dzongkhag. The Gewog has two community schools, one Basic Health Unit (BHU), three outreach clinics (ORC) and a RNR Center. Maize, wheat and rice were cultivated as a main food crop, potatoes as cash crop and also cultivate various vegetables for self-consumption. The people also rear cattle and earn extra-income by selling dairy products to the nearest markets. The Gewog has altitudes ranging from 3600 to 4500 meters above sea level. High ridges; steep slopes, deep gorges and lowland are features of the topography. It has warm summer and cold winter with annual average rainfall ranges from 1000 to 1500 mm. All the chiewogs of the Gewog have been connected by farm road, electricity and mobile connectivity. The Gewog has 259 households, with total population of 2810 out of which 1380 are male and 1430 female.

Local Government Officials:

Sl. No. Designation Name Contact No.
1 Gup Gembo 17854657
2 Mangmi Jamyang Lhamo 17439081
3 Tshogpa (Gortshom-Tsangthro) Kunzang Tshering 17877576
4 Tshogpa (Oongar) Kunzang jurmey 17407282
5 Tshogpa (Tongthro Tshogpa) Tshering Wangmo 17655832
6 Tshogpa (Bamdhir-Yurung) Choda Tshering 17641108
7 Tshogpa(Zhongmaed) Yeshey Dorji 17874566
8 Gaydrung Om Bdr.Gurung 17874566

Population details:

Name of Chiwog No. of Households  Population of Chiwog No. of Gungtong (Empty Households)
Male Female
 Gortshom_Tsangthro 485 497 9
 Oongar 298 400 11
Obi-Tongthro 203 180 1
Bamdhir-Yurung 239 213 4
 Zhongmaed 155 140 7
Total 1380 1430 32

Health
There is one Primary Health Center (Formerly known as BHU)                     

Sl. No. Details Place
1 Primary Health Center Gortshom

Local Festivals & Tshechus

Tshechus & Local Festivals Location Lunar Calendar date of Tshechu/Festival
Ramda Khenyel Lhakhang/Gortshom village 15th day of the tenth month of the Bhutanese calender
Important Pilgrimage Sites (Ney/Hot spring) Location
Yamalung-Ney (Guru Ney) Yamalung, Oongar chiewog

Source: Dzongkhag Administration, Lhuentse and Local Government Portal

Kurtoe Gewog

The rolling from Lhuentse towards the extreme corner to the North, after 47kms drive  is Dungkar, a village of pure Kurtoep. It is well known in its history significance T=throughout the nation.
The history discloses that the name of the place was originated from the physical shape of the land. The place bears the exact shape of a conch shell. The land form of the village can be seen from the place called Tabandchen.

Gewog Office is located at Rabung which is about three hours drive from the Dzongkhag Headquarters (altitude 2026m above sea level). Gewog has a total area of approximately 1076 square kilometer with sparsely distributed population in the five Chiwogs of Dungkar, Tabi, Jasabi-Ugyenphu, Tangroong-Wawel and Chagdzom-Chhusa. By size, it is the biggest but the least populated Gewog in the Dzongkhag housing 226 households with total population of 2212 as per census record.

As  ancestral home town of our beloved monarchs, the Gewog takes pride in having two standing historical structures called Dungkar Nagtshang & Dungkar Choeje Nagtshang. Besides these two  historical sites, the Gewog is also blessed with numerous religious sacred places and Lhakhangs. The most prominent of all are Ney Rinchen Bumpa, Nya Goenpa, Kuenzangling, and Ugyenphu which are associated with the visit of Guru Rinpoche, Terton Pema Lingpa and Kuenkhen Longchen Rabjam.

Other modern infrastructures and facilities include Dungkar Primary School, Chagdzom ECR, one RNR centre, one Community Center/Gewog Banking, one Farm Shop, one BHU and three outreach clinics at distant villages of Jasabi, Chagdzom, and Thuenpey respectively.

Gewog also falls under the Wangchuck Centennial National Park having Park’s Eastern Office located at Rabung.

Wet land and dry land cultivation dominate agriculture land use with minimal orchard development.The Gewog has a fertile soil for growing both food and cash crops. As such it is expected that there will be booming of agriculture produces in near future as all five Chiwog are connected with farm road. But the Gewog’s development potentials is limited by lack of access market and crop damage by wild animals, farm labor shortage and post harvest losses.

Local Government Officials:

Sl. No. Designation Name Contact No.
1 Gup Ugyen Tshering 17788913
2 Mangmi Sonam Chophel                         17954396
3 Tshogpa (Chagdzom-Chhusa) Kuenzang Penjor 17335900
4 Tshogpa (Dungkar) Jurmi Wangchuk 16935850
5 Tshogpa (Jasabi-Ugyenphu) Sonam Dorji 17782124
6 Tshogpa (Tabi) Ugyen Tshering 17767773
7 Tshogpa(Tang-Roong-Wawel) KuengaLa 17978544
8 Gaydrung Cheten Lhamo 17322101

Population details:

Name of Chiwog No. of Households  Population of Chiwog No. of Gungtong (Empty Households)
Chagdzom-Chhusa 43 501 3
Dungkar 70 647 8
Jasabi-Ugyenphu 26 247 0
Tabi 35 300 6
Tang-Roong-Wawel 61 517 4
Total 235 2212 21

Health
There is one Primary Health Center (Formerly known as BHU)                 

Sl. No. Details Place
1 Primary Health Center
Dungkar

Local Festivals & Tshechus

Tshechus & Local Festivals Location Lunar Calendar date of Tshechu/Festival
Dungkar Tshechu Dungkar 8-9-10-11 day of 11th month of Bhutanses calendar.
Chhag Zimpong & Chhusa 1-2-3 day of 8th month of Bhutanese calendar.
Preuchoe Jasabi 8-9-10-11-12 day of 4th month of Bhutanese calendar.
Important Pilgrimage Sites (Ney/Hot spring) Location
Rinchen Bumpa-Ney  Chagdzom-Chhusa Chiwog
Nya Goenpa-Ney  Jasabi-Ugyenphu Chiwog
Khamphu-Ney                 -do-

Source: Dzongkhag Administration, Lhuentse and Local Government Portal

Khoma Gewog

Khoma Gewog is one of the eight Gewogs under Lhuentse Dzongkhag. It is bordered by international boundary by Tibet to the north, Tashi Yangtse Dzongkhag in the East, Kurtoe and Gangzur Gewogs in the West and Minji Gewog in the South. The Gewog covers an area of about 71sq. km of Lhuentse Dzongkhag of which 364 acres are wet land, 908.58 acres are dry land and rest forest cover with altitude range from 1400m-5340m above sea level. The Gewog has 342 households with a population of about 2806 from which 1424 are male and 1382 are female. Paddy is the main cereal crop in the Gewog while maize and barley are grown in limited scale. Moreover, weaving kishuthara (silk woven kira) is the one of the main sources of income for the people of Khoma Gewog and the Gewog is known for its production across the country.

The Gewog Center is about 12 km away from Lhuentse Dzongkhag Administration and is located under Khoma chiwog. For administrative purpose, the Gewog is divided into 5 Chiwogs with a Tshogpa each. The Chiwog is further divided into 22 villages scattered across the Gewog. Gup as an elected chairperson looks after all development activities and Gewog Tshogde is the highest decision making body in the Gewog. The Gewog has agriculture and livestock extension center which provide RNR extension services and park office for forestry services. A part of Khoma Gewog is covered under the Bumdeling Wild Life Sanctuary, Trashi Yangtse.

The Gewog Center is connected with black-topped road connecting the Gewog with Dzongkhag road benefitting all communities. Almost all the villages are connected with farm roads for transportation. The Gewog has two Basic Health Units (BHU), five Out-reach Clinics (ORC), one Lower Secondary School, one Community Primary School and 30 Lhakhangs. The communities are provided with clean and safe drinking water supply from 50 schemes. All the households are provided with electricity except for 4 HHs at Tsango village which are supplied with solar as a temporary measure.

Local Government Officials:

Sl. No. Designation Name Contact No.
1 Gup Sithar Tshering        17704194
2 Mangmi Pema Tshering          17303515
3 Tshogpa (Berpa-Khoma) Sonam Darjay 17932885
4 Tshogpa (Draktang-Baptong) Sherab Tharchen 17311950
5 Tshogpa (Pangkhar) Phuntsho Wangdi 17303504
6 Tshogpa (Gangla-Khelma) Sonam Tobgay 17244427
7 Tshogpa(Rolmateng-Tsango) Shacha Wangchuk 17283942
8 Gaydrung Pema Wangchuk 17546833

Population details:

Name of Chiwog No. of Households  Population of Chiwog No. of Gungtong (Empty Households)
Male Female
 Berpa-Khoma   367 350 10
 Drakteng-Baptong   439 396 5
Gangla-Khelma   355 315 5
Pangkhar   143 167 6
 Rolmateng-Tsango   99 124 0
Total   1403 1352 26

Health Facilities        
There are two Primary Health Centers (Formerly known as BHU)            

Sl. No. Details Place
1 Primary Health Center
Khoma
2 Primary Health Center Gangla

Local Festivals & Tshechus

Tshechus & Local Festivals Location Lunar Calendar date of Tshechu/Festival
Goenkar Tshechu  Goenkar 9th-11th  day of the nine month of the Bhutanese calender
Nyalamdung Tshechu Nyalamdung 9th -10th day of the 2nd month of bhutansese calendar
Naktshang Tshechu Nyalamdung 11th -14th day of 2nd month of Bhutansese calendar
Karphu Choethpa Karphu 30th day of 9th month of Bhutanese calendar
Khelma Choethpa Khelma 14th -15th day of 7th month of Bhutanese calendar
Gangla Choethpa Gangla 25th-26th day of 7th month of Bhutanese calendar
Khoma Prew choe All villages under Khoma Gewog 10th day of 3rd month of Bhutanese calendar
Important Pilgrimage Sites(Ney/Hot spring) Location
Singyedzong-Ney (Thinley ghi Ney) Singyedzong, Rolmateng
Sangay Dadruk ( Guru Nye) Sangay dadruk
Zaypadug ( Nye) Zaypadur

Source: Dzongkhag Administration, Lhuentse and Local Government Portal

Jarey Gewog

Jarey Gewog is located towards the west of Tsenkhar Gewog and south of Maedtsho Gewog under Lhuentse Dzongkhag. The altitude ranges from 1500m 2400m above the sea level. It takes more than five hour to reach the gewog centre from Lhuentse-Mongar highway by walk and now it is acess with with blacktopped. The total area of the gewog is about 137.61sq.km and bordered with Mongar Dzongkhag in the south and Bumthang Dzongkhag in the west. Climate & Topography Jarey Gewog lies in both temperate and sub-tropical climatic condition whereby extreme cold in winter and moderate in summer, humid and foggy. It is the farthest gewog from the Dzongkhag head quarter located in the south. It is thinly populated and has an area of 137.61sq.km. The settlement of this gewog is scattered and isolated on the slope and ridges, which are facing towards south. The topography of Jarey Gewog is very rugged with sharp rises of hills. About 80% of the geog is covered with different types of forest and the gewog falls under Thrumsingla National Park. Towards east there are large area of chir pine and lemon grass on the steep slope watershed to Kurichu and Shungmanchu. The topography is very rugged terrain. Land Use The land use dominated by dry land accounting for 1036.8acres and hence maize is the main food crop followed by wheat, legume, mustard. Besides, some negligible quantity of paddy is produced in the few terraces of 60.56acres. However, the most of the land holding lying in the steep slopes remains uncultivated and barren owing to the labour shortages as well as crops being damaged by wild animals. The main crop variety promoted and adopted is maize variety Yangtsipa which is known for high yielding capacity. The small quantity of upland rice cultivation is adopted apart from paddy cultivation. The geog is considered as the poorest geog in the Dzongkhag. Moreover, inaccessibility to motor able road and limited marketing opportunities discourages farmers from growing surpluses despite having favorable climatic condition. People and Institution The people of Jarey speak Kurtoep (Chocha Ngacha). The geog head quarter is located in Ngang Ngae, most of the formal institutions such as health facilities, school, agriculture; livestock and forestry centre are placed in the geog. Since the settlements are dispersed there are three outreach clinics established in order to have access to health facilities and non formal education program were also effective in this gewog. There are several local festivals and rituals-Lha (local festivals) which have their own unique traits and special characteristics and celebrated round the year. The gewog is mainly dependent on subsistence farming. While part time weaving is not famous with women and men are engaged in off-farm activities.

Local Government Officials:

Sl.No Name Designation Mobile No.
1 Kinzang Minjur Gup 17681420
2 Kinzangla Mangmi 17780830
3 Sangay Lekshey Tshogpa – Kharchung 17673615
4 Sherab Tenzin Tshogpa – Ladrong 17531635
5 Tshering Wangda Tshogpa – Artobi_Nganey 17684814
6 Tashi Yangzom Tshogpa – Yabi_Zangkhar 17930203
7  Sangay Chophel Tshogpa – Yumchey 17737104

Population details:

Name of Chiwog No. of Households  Population of Chiwog
 Artobi_Nganey 47 567
Yabi_Zangkhar 44 589
Ladrong 46 432
Kharchung 35 261
Yumchey 36 284
 Total 208 2133

 Health                
There are two Primary Health Centers (Formerly known as BHU)        

Sl. No. Details Place
1 Primary Health Center Ladrong
2  Primary Health Center Zangkhar

Local Festivals & Tshechus

Tshechus & Local Festivals Location Lunar Calendar date of Tshechu/Festival
Rabney Ladrong 14th-18th Day of Tenth month of Bhutanese calendar
 Lha All Chiwogs 10th-15th Day of Fifth month of Bhutanese calendar

Source: Dzongkhag Administration, Lhuentse and Local Government Portal

Gangzur Gewog

The gewog covers an area of approximately 536 sq kms and the gewog has altitudes ranging from 1200 to 2800 meters above sea level. It has warm summer and cold winter. The Gewog has Gewog has 568 household but officially recorded is 471 households, with total population of 50out of which 2629 are male and 2430are female. Gewog office is located at Thimyul under Nimshong chiwog which fall in the Centre. Gangzur Gewog is connected with GC, to reach Gewog center from Dzongkhag one have to travel 10 kms of GC road. For administrative purpose the Gewog is divided into 5 Chiwogs with a Tshogpa each, the Chiwog is further divided into villages comprising of few households and this makes a total of 30 villages scattered across the Gewog. The Gewog is relatively developed when considered from the economic point of view of the Dzongkhag as a whole. The Gewog is accessible by motor able roads, electricity and water supply ( RWSS).The Gewog has taken full advantage of the benefits of modern economic development and the people of the Gewog have also preserved and continue to practice age old custom and tradition. The people in the Gewog mostly depend on agriculture and livestock product.

Local Government Officials:

Sl. No. Designation Name Contact No.
1 Gup Kunzang Dorji 17927337
2 Mangmi Tshewang Thinley 17700922
3 Tshogpa (Shawa-Zhamling) Sonam Tshering 17629388
4 Tshogpa (Ney) PemaTsheten 17700504
5 Tshogpa (Kidyloong-Somshing) Sonam Lhamo 17927248
6 Tshogpa (Nimshong -Tongling) Thukten Gayley 17927316
7 Tshogpa (Jang -Ngar) Jigme Thinley 17973843
8 Gaydrung Singye Dorji 16911054

Population details:

Name of Chiwog No. of Households  Population of Chiwog No. of Gungtong (Empty Households)
 Jang- Ngar 87 1210 10
 Kidyloong-Somshing 120 1282 3
Ney 97 1050 24
Nimshong-Tongling 66 604 3
Shawa-Zhamling 82 921 1
452 5067 41

Health
There are two Primary Health Centers (Formerly known as BHU)

Sl. No. Details Place
1 Two Primary Health Centers Ney and Thimyul
2 Three Out Reach Clinic Tsholing,Shawa and Zhamling

Local Festivals & Tshechus

Tshechus & Local Festivals Location Lunar Calendar date of Tshechu/Festival
Prew Khowchung fourth month of 10th day of  every year but no exact date.
  Chothpa Kilung 14 and 15 day of 11th month of every year of Lunar Calendere
Chha Shawa and Ney 10,11and 12 day of 8th month of every year of Lunar Calender.
Chha Gangzur and Jang 8,9,10,11day of 7th month of every year of Lunar calendar
Chha Somshing 7 and 8 day of 9th month of every year of lunar calendar
Tsepamay wang Jangchubling 10th day of 8th month of every year of lunar calendar
Tsechu Jangchubling and Tausing Gonpa 27,28 and 29 day of 10th month of Lunar calendar,9-15 day of 12th month of Lunae calendar

 

Source: Dzongkhag Administration, Lhuentse and Local Government Portal