Dewathang

Backgound 

Dewathang Gewog is 18 km away from the Dzongkhag Administration and it consists of 23 villages with 352 households with a total population of 3091.The Gewog is bordered by Orong Gewog in the North, Phuntshothang Gewog in the East, Pemagatshel Dzongkhag in the West and Assam in the South. Dewathang Gewog consists of mainly dry land. The Gewog has potential in horticultural development. Maize is the staple food of the geog and it is widely cultivated in Kamzhing. Orange is the main cash crop which significantly contributes to the economic development of the Gewog followed by ginger cultivation.

 

Statistics

Total Area of Gewog: 174.883 sq km
Number of Chiwogs: 5
Number of Villages: 23
Number of Households: 352
Total Population: 3091
Number of Schools: 3
Distance from Dzongkhag HQ: 18 km

 

Facilities

Agriculture Extension centre-1
Irrigation Channel-5Kms (Wangchuk channel)
Farm Road-2 (22.2 Km)
Hospital-2
ORC- 2
Bridge-3
No. of villages with telephone connection-14
No. of RWSS- 6
No. of villages electrified-9
No. of households with electricity connectivity- 357

 

Education

CPS-1
LSS-1
MSS-2
PS-2
Private School-1
Institution (Jigme Namgyel Polytechnic) - 1
Non formal education center-4 

 

Type of Land use(Area in Acres)

Dry Land-1158.37
Wet Land – 96.6
Pangzhing-124.76
Open Grazing land-121.00
Developed pastures-135.00 AcresOrange Orchard – 180.53
Community Forest-3
Private Forest-6

 

Distance from Dzongkhag Head Quarter

18 kms -30 minutes drive.