Published On: Tue, Feb 21st, 2012

From Gewogs and Dzongkhags

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Orong school session begins with rituals to appease wrathful Serpent

The elderly who stays near Orong school says that it’s the wrath of a serpent deity (klu), whose abode was destroyed to build the school boys toilet, caused the death of two students last December. A special medical team confirmed that the deaths where cause by nutrition deficiency. But the school is not willing to take any chances and has begun the academic year with rituals last week.

“I hope the Local Deity will not do any harm now as we have done all the necessary rituals as advised by the people around and the Local Lamas of the village,” principal, Nima Wangchuk said.

(By Ugyen Dorji)

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Farm road construction delayed after villagers refuse to help

Though the farm road connecting the gewog centre with the Tongsa- Zhemgang highway was initially completed in 2004 the road could not be used effectively during the summer season because of the repeated landslides. So now the road is being realigned.

Earlier the road use to have around 16 to 17 bends and with the realignment, the distance would come down to 2.5 kilometers and is scheduled to be completed by the end of this month..

Approximately 1.8 kilometers of the road has been completed within the last two months. The gewog representatives had to seek help from the Public Works Division(PWD) in the construction as the villagers refused to turn-up for work.

(By Sonam Choki)

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Hopes of electricity atlast

By the first and second year of the 11th Five Year Plan, Lingshi will get eletricity.

Electrifying this remote gewogs is one of the plans for the upcoming FYP.

The discussion has been there for a long time but budget constraint was always cited as a reason to drop electrification plans.  (By  Thinley Wangmo)

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Cleaning committee for gewog

The Last week, the community members came up with a cleaning committee  with gewog tshogpas as volunteers including four women to manage waste. The committee will be digging few pits to dump the garbage after  segregating it.

(By Thinley Wangmo)

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New community  forest office

The people of Monangkhola had received an approval from the government to construct the Community Forest (CF) office in their village after a proposal was put up to the gewog office for the need.This would be the first CF office under Khaling Gewog. The office would cater to 20 households including the two villages.

Government had granted them with the constructions materials and the work has to be carried out by the villagers themselves. The construction will begin in a week. (By Tanden Zangmo)

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