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I.          Back ground

The Gewog office is 14 kms far from the Dzongkhag. It lies in the northern part of the dzongkhag with elevations ranging from 2000 to 5210 meters above the sea level.  It has an area of 575.1 sq km of which 209.05sq.km is covered by forest.

It has 5 chiwogs and 21 villages with 487households. The Gewog experiences cool to extreme cold climate with annual temperature of 4-17 degree Celsius. It receives an annual rainfall of 280mm.

At present, Gewog has constructed 31 farm roads measuring 82 km to ensure easy access to all the community Apple and potato are the main cash crops while farmers also grow other crops and vegetables to sustain their livelihoods. There are 18 Lhakhangs out of which only 1 is government owned.

II.        Statistics

1)

Area

575.1 sq km

2)

Altitude Range

2000-5210m

3)

Forest Coverage

146037 acres  

4)

Number of Chiwogs

5

5)

Number of Villages

21

6)

Number of Households

487

7)

Population                              

5253

8)

Male

3171

9)

Female

2082

10)

Special Needs

319

                                               

 

III.       Facilities

 

Facility

Number

Description (Dist. from Gewog Office, Year of establishment, etc.)

Remarks

1)

Gewog Office

1

Jitshiphu (2008)

 

2)

RNR Centre

1

Jitshiphu(2008)

 

3)

School

5

Drukgyel Lower Secondary School, Drukgyel Higher Secondary School, Wangsel Institute, Ramtsekha Community School,Gunitsawa Community school

 

4)

BHU

1

Jitsjiphu

 

5)

ORC

3

Shari, Chari Zampa and Yaksa

 

6)

Community Center

1

Gewog Center

 

7)

Irrigation Canal

22  schemes

 

 

8)

Farm Road

18

 

 

9)

National Highway

1

 

 

10)

Bridges

21

 

 

11)

Number of Villages electrified

All 21

 

 

12)

Number of household electrified

All 487

 

 

13)

Number of  village  with RWSS scheme

19 schemes

 

 

14)

Number of household with RWSS

439 households

 

 

           

           

IV.       LAND USE

 

Type of Land use                 

Acres

1)

Dry land                                 

884.12 acres

2)

Wet land                                

399.73 acres

3)

Vegetable production                                        

6.45 acres

4)

Fruit production                                                 

66.3 acres

Institutions

Staff

Tourism

No tourist destinations in this Gewog.