Gewog at a Glance

Gewog Profile (Description):

At an altitude ranging from 2600 to 3500 meters above sea level, Saephoog gewog is situated en-route to Trongsa, located north eastern part of Wangduephodrang dzongkhag. One can reach Saephoog gewog centre after three hours’ drive from Wangdue dzongkhag by passing the rough highway road, made due to the stone quarry and road widening along the highway. The gewog compromises of five chiwogs (Buso-Zeri, Rukubjee, Longtoed, Bumilog and Nakha) with the total of 331 households and 1505 population. Saephoog consists of an estimated area of 110801.221758 ha, which is highest among the other gewogs under Wangdue. The chiwogs are scattered each other but the households under individual chiwogs are nucleated.

Saephoog Gewog enjoys a temperate climate with mostly rugged terrain and snow fall during winter. The Gewog has high potential for livestock and has established one milk processing unit one at Rukubjee. Potato cultivation dominates among the agriculture farming activities and most of the productions were sold to Punatshangchu project through farmers group.

During the cordyceps season (June) the villagers used to migrate to the highland for cordyceps collection leaving behind those who can’t afford to walk. The Gewog Administration used to issue three permits per household for the duration of one month. It is one of the main sources of income for Saephoog farmers.

Most of the villages under Saephoog enjoy the basic needs like electricity, rural water supply scheme, farm road and telecommunication. Total the Gewog has connected 53.032 km of farm roads to villages as of now, which made it easier for farmers to transport their products to the nearest market.

The government infrastructure like schools, RNR and Basic health unit were also established for service delivery. Community banking with the facilities like cash transaction (BDBL only), photocopy, half photo and on-line services was operational in the year 2013 with one operator where it benefits the farmers in terms of time consumption and transportation expenses.

Out of 7 communities and 1 private owned lhakhang, The WangdueGoenpa lhakhang has a monastic education center at present. 

 

Local Government

 

Gewog Name:

Saephoog

 

Geographical  Location

 

 

 

Total Area (sq.kms)

110801.221758 ha,

Total No. of Chiwog

5

 

      GT Member

Name

Designation

Gender

Remarks

Rinchen Penjor

Gup

Male

 

Sangay Dorji

Magmi

Male

 

Passang

Tshogpa

Male

Bumilog

Tashi Dorji

Tshogpa

Male

Buso

Kumbu Dorji

Tshogpa

Male

Longtoed

Phurba

Tshogpa

Male

Nakha

Dawa Tshering

Tshogpa

Male

Rukubjee

 

Community center

1 (Gewog Center)

 

Total Population

 Male

Female

Total

675

830

1505(Data collected through  health annual census)

 

Total No. of Villages

20

No. of Households

331

Business License Holder

16

Household with BBS and cable TV

280

             

 

Agriculture

 

RNR extension centers

1

Farmer’s Group

3 (Nakha Samdrup Tshonglay Detshen/ Sephu Phuensum Tshetshey Detshen/ Rubjib- Bumilo Gonor Namdrel Detshen)

 

Irrigation schemes

Number

KMS

0

0

No of Community forest

7 ( 2 are in Pending, Nakha and Longmaed) (5 approved, Longroed, Gangchukha, Bumilog, Rukubjee and Wangoen)

Total Forest Coverage

 

 

Education

No. of Schools

HSS

MSS

PS

ECR

NFE

TOTAL

 

 

2

 

1

3

No. of Students

Boys

Girls

Boys

Girls

Boys

Girls

Boys

Girls

Male

Female

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rukubjee PS

 

 

 

 

64

60

 

 

 

5

124

Sephu PS

 

 

 

 

60

50

 

 

 

 

110

No. of Teachers

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

Total

 

 

 

 

6

6

 

 

1

0

12

Teacher student ratio

School……1:19/  NFE………1:5

 

Health

Hospital/BHUs/ORCs

Hospital

BHU

ORC

Total

0

1

2

3

RWSS Coverage

No. Household

With RWSS coverage

Percentage (%)

No. of Household Without RWSS coverage

Percentage (%)

325

98.6%

6 (Temporary Shed and New construction house)

1.4%

               

 

Electricity

Household electrified

No.

%

Household without Electrified

No.

%

331

   100%

           0

          0%

 

Tele-communication

Village with Mobile network

20 (B-Mobile and Tashi Cell)

Village without mobile network

0

 

Roads Networks

GC Roads (KMS)

 

Farm Roads (KMS)

53.032 KM

 

Religion & Culture

Lhakhangs

Govt. Owned

Community

Private

Total

 

7

1

8

 

Local Government

Village Name Population

Village

Male

Female

Total

1.       Rukubjee

58

69

127

2.       Chazam

17

20

37

3.       Daliting

12

15

27

4.       Meri

4

5

9

5.       Phenchimeri

10

15

25

6.       Bumilog

90

107

197

7.       Rivana

41

40

81

8.       Longmaed

17

20

37

9.       Longtoed

14

18

22

10.    Gangchukha

32

35

67

11.    Dechenphakha

42

58

100

12.    Nongtru

50

58

108

13.    Lubzur

70

67

137

14.    Darilog

30

41

71

15.    Wangdue Goenpa

38

57

95

16.    Buso

57

61

118

17.    Zeri

28

52

80

18.    Lamji

22

29

51

19.    Nakha

24

42

66

         20.   Serthang

19

31

50

         Total……………………

675

830

1505

 

Civil Infrastructure

Sl

Name

Year of const.

Remarks/Issues

1

Gewog Office

2008

 

2

RNREC

2009

 

3

BHU/Hospitals/ORC

1990

 

4

Forest Range Office

-----

 

 

5

Park Office

(Wangchuk Centennial Park)

2011

 

6

Community Center

2013

Community Banking service is also availed.

7

Farmers Shop

2016

Used to sell necessary items and Agriculture tools.

8

Rukubjee Primary School

1990

 

9

Sephu Primary School

1991

 

 

No. of Farm Roads

Sl

Name

      Length (KM)

Const. Year

Remarks

1

Boosa to Loobzor farm road

  3.00

2010-11

 

2

Boosa to Lamji farm road

  2.00

2011

 

3

Chenjapokto to Ribana farm road

  5.00

2011-2012

 

4

Boosa to Zeri farm road

  4.00

2011-2012

 

5

Chazam to Boosa farm road

               3.90

2005

 

6

Rukubji approach road

  1.00

 ------

 

7

Zamdangri to Wangoen farm road

  2.90

2011

 

8

Chazam to Nakha farm road

  9.50

 -------

 

9

Gangchudor to Gangchukha farm road

   2.00

2011

 

10

Choreygang to Serthang farm road

1.8

2014-15

 

11

Dechenphakha to Longtoed farm road

1.8

2014-15

 

12

Gakeythang to Dharilo

2.0

2015-

 

13

NPH to Longtoed Lhakhang

  1.50

2012

 

14

NPH to Bumilog Lhakhang

   0.22

2011

 

15

Rabo to Rabtse Goenpa

1.5

2014-2015

 

16

Lubzur to Lubzurphakha

   0.85

2016-2017

 

17

NPH(Phenchimeri) to Daliting

2.5

2016-2017

 

18

NPH(Phenchimeri) to Namichen village

     2.262

2015-2016

 

19

Rukubjee to Saechae via Brogona

4.8

2016-2017

Under-Construction

20

Tazagang to Buso-Dangri

  0.50

2011-2012

 

 

Total FR connected within Saephoog Gewog.

53.032

 

 

 

Livelihood

Sl

Name of the crop/livestock

Annual Production

Remarks/ Issues

1.

Yak/Cattle

233.44 MT

Butter, Cheese and Milk

2.

Cordyceps

78.842 Kg

 

3

Potato

913.34 MT

 

4

Vegetables (Radish/Cabbage)

179.18 MT

 

                     


Cultural monuments

Sl

Name of Lhakhang

Description

1

Dechen Goenpa

Owned by group of five households from Longtoed.

2

Wangdue Goenpa

Owned by Buso Trulku. (monastic center)

3

Rukubjee

Community

4

Bumilog

Community

5

Dechenphakha

Community

6

Rabtse Goenpa

Owned by Buso Trulku  (Retreat Center)

7

Chenji Pokto

Owned by Buso Trulku (Monastic center)

8

Gangchukha

Community.

 

Bridge

 

Sl no

Name and Type of bridge

Year of construction

Remarks

1

Zeri RCT girder Bridge

2015

 

2

Darilog Bailey Bridge

2015

 

3

Longmaed wooden Bridge

2015

 

4

Chazam

1982

 

5

Motor able Bailey Bridge

2017

Under-construction.