Gewog Profile (Description):

Gangtey Gewog is one of the beautiful valleys in the country located at 65Kms to the East of Wangdue Phodrang Dzongkhag with an area of 49.90 square kilometers. It shares border with Phobjikha Gewog in the South, Bjena Gewog in the West, Dangchu Gewog in the North-West frontier and Sephu Gewog towards the North. The altitude ranges from 2900-3200 meters above sea level with sandy loam soil which is very rich in humus with abundant coniferous forest. It has cool temperate climate and receives snowfall during Winter Season. The summer is mostly rainy and it is very stunning during spring with colorful rhododendron flowers all over the valley.

Gangtey is divided into five Chiwogs with 14 villages and consists of 325 households. The population is projected around 3000 including the floating population according to Gewog statistic of which 1234 are eligible voters. The settlements are mostly clustered and the communities share same culture, same dialect that is Dzongkha and majority of the communities depends on subsistence farming. In the past the resident of Gangtey used both Gangtey and Chitokha (now under Nysho Gewog) as their summer and winter residences respectively where they cultivate paddy at Chitokha and potatoes in Gangtey but now after the proper demarcation of Gewog in 2008, majority of residents of Gangtey have stopped their seasonal migration.

The Gewog has good road accessibility over 30kms of farm road constructed over the years connecting every villages and it has a highway which is under the jurisdiction of Department of Road. The telecommunication facilities cover whole Gewog where both mobile networks found in the country are available. Electricity coverage is 100% but the Gewog faces the challenges of frequent power cuts due to electric cables erected through the thick woods via Gogona and underground cables. Easy access to Health facility with the existing BHU-I at Yuesa Chiwog and 1 Out-Reach Clinic (ORC) at Gogona Chiwog for 3 villages delivers the basic health services to the people of the Gewog. The Phobjikha Middle Secondary School and 1 Primary School promotes the Education in the Gewog supplemented with 3 Non-Formal Education Centers for adults.

The Gewog is very rich in tradition and culture where every Chiwog consist of one Lhakhang and most importantly Gangtey Lhakhang including the Shedra plays the vital role in promoting the culture in particular with over 400 monks studying as of now. The culture is further promoted with the presence of supreme spiritual Master- His Holiness the Gangtey Tulku Rinpoche and performing many ceremonies and rituals.

The natural beauty of the valley and rich flora and fauna in particular the migration of Black-necked Cranes around mid October till end of February makes the place an attractive recreational destination for both Bhutanese and foreign visitors. Moreover, the introduction of Home-Stay program in the villages adds more value for the foreign visitors to experience the true living style, food habits and tradition & customs in general. There are many Resorts and Hotels available in the valley for the visitors as well providing necessary logistics.

 

Local Government

 

Gewog Name:

Gangtey Gewog

 

Geographical  Location

 

65 Kms towards East of WangduePhodrang

 

Total Area (sq.kms)

49.9 square kilometer

Total No. of Chiwog

5

 

      GT Member

Name

Designation

Gender

remarks

Gyeltshen

Gup

Male

 

Gyem Phub

Mangmi

Male

 

Tshering Gyeltshen

Tapaiteng Uesa Tshogpa

Male

 

Dechen Peldon

Gangteng Tshogpa

Female

 

Jamyang

Gorgoen Tshogpa

Male

 

Phurbu

Jangchen Kumbu Tshogpa

Male

 

Yangka

Yaekorwong Tshogpa

Male

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

Community center

1

 

Total Population

 Male

Female

Total

1082

1169

2251

 

Total No. of Villages

16

No. of Households

333

Business License Holder

35 (Shops and including Hotels, Resorts)

Household with BBS and cable TV

333

             

 

 

Agriculture

 

RNR extension centers

1

Farmer’s cooperatives

1 (Gogona MPU Group)

 

Irrigation schemes

Number

KMS

Nil

Nil

No of Community forest

10

Total Forest Coverage

807.30 Hectares

 

Education

No. of Schools

HSS

MSS

PS

ECR

NFE

TOTAL

0

1

1

1

2

 

No. of Students

Boys

Girls

Boys

Girls

Boys

Girls

Boys

Girls

Male

Female

Total

 

 

267

306

84

113

10

07

 

 

 

No. of Teachers

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

Total

 

 

25

4

5

2

1

0

1

1

 

Teacher student ratio

 

 

Health

Hospital/BHUs/ORCs

Hospital

་ BHU

ORC

Total

 

1

1

2

RWSS Coverage

No. Household

With RWSS coverage

Percentage (%)

No. of Household Withhout RWSS coverage

Percentage (%)

35

100%

0

0

               

 

 

Electricity

Household electrified

No.

%

Household without Electrified

No.

%

333

100%

0

0

 

Tele-communication

Village with Mobile network

All 16 villages are connected except Gogona with only TashiCell

Village without mobile network

Nil

 

Roads Networks

GC Roads (KMS)

500 Mtrs

Farm Roads (KMS)

30 Kms (2006-to 2014)

 

Religion & Culture

Lhakhangs

Govt. Owned

Community

Private

Total

0

7

0

7


 

Local Government

Village Name Population

Village

Male

Female

Total

1.      Gangtey

140

137

277

2.      Beta

14

21

35

3.      Gela

74

84

158

4.      Tokha

62

54

116

5.      Kumbu

50

75

125

6.      Jangchey

42

50

92

7.      Semchubara

85

86

171

8.      Sangtana

99

99

198

9.      Yeakorwog

54

58

112

10.  Moel

143

148

291

11.  Moel (Yuesa)

31

35

66

12.  Tabiteng

23

32

55

13.  Yuesa

93

126

219

14.  Chubja

52

49

101

15.  Gogojekha

59

52

111

16.  Ebja

61

63

124

 

 

 

Civil Infrastructure

 

Sl

Name

Year of const.

Remarks/Issues

 

1

Gewog Office

2015-2016

Old office was damaged by earthquake whereby not usable. New office constructed under SDP Budget.

 

2

RNR/

On going

New RNR office is under construction (Relocation)

3

BHU/Hospitals/ORC

BHU- 2013

Relocation at Yuesa

 

4

Forest Range Office

2014

New Office Constructed

 

5

Park Office

 

 

 

6

Veterinary Hospital

Nil

 

 

7

Others

 

 

 

 

 

No. of Farm Roads

Sl.no

Name of FR

Length

Year of Const

Location

Remarks

1

Gangtey to Kumbu

4

2012

Jangchey

 

2

Gangtey to Jangchey

3

2012

Jangchey

 

3

Gangtey to Semchubara

3

2007

Jangchey

 

4

Talachung to Jangchey

1

2014

Jangchey

 

5

Dogselgang to Gella

1.5

2008

Gangtey

 

6

Tokha to Gangsar

2

2006

Gangtey

 

7

Tshamshingju to Pangkarpo

2.5

2009

Yeakorwog

 

8

Beta to MangchuPhaka

1

2014

Yeakorwog

 

9

Pangkarpo to Maangyuekha

1.5

2010

Yeakorwog

 

10

Mangthanka to Jongzhita

2

2013

Yeakorwog

 

11

Dungshipokto to Khewabatsha

1

2014

Yuesa

 

12

Gogolam Khapji to YuesaDangra

1

2014

Yuesa

 

13

Lamkhapji to MPU

1.5

2007

Gogona

 

14

Gangkarpangna to Phamna

5

2010

Gogona

 

 

 

Livelihood

Sl

Name of the crop/livestock

Annual Production

Remarks/ Issues

1

Potato

3836 MT

Cultivated over 600Acres

2

Buckwheat

25MT

Cultivated over 55Acres

3

Radish

126MT

Cultivated over 40Acres

4

Milk

121.76MT

 

5

Cheese

10.96MT

 

6

Butter

6.09MT

 

7

Egg

2100 Dozens