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Rubesa

Gewog Profile (Description):

Rubesa Geog Center is located on the hill opposite to the old Wangduephodrang Dzong. It overlooks the old Wangdue Dzong. It is about five kilometers away from the Dzongkhag Administration, Bajo. It consists of six Chiwogs with six Tshogpas and most of the Chiwogs are far flung. It has a total of 309 households according to the annual RNR survey. It has a population of about three thousand people. It has an area of about 163.6 sq. km. The altitude ranges from 1200-3000 meters above sea level. It is very windy and because of the favorable condition of the wind, a wind power project to harness electricity (600 KV) has been constructed just below the Regional Livestock Development Center (RLDC) office. The main cash crops of the people are paddy and potatoes. They sell vegetables also to the buyers from the Punatsangchu Project and in the Sunday market at Bajo. One of the exclusive products it produces is the maykhu (made out of rice). People from Rubesa Gewog go to other gewogs to teach the art of making maykhu. They sell the maykhu on the Wangdue-Thimphu highway.

The Geog administration consists of the local government officials like the Gup, the Mangmi, Gaydrung, the Tshogpas and the chipons. Apart from the locally elected members, there are government officials like The Geog Administrative Officer, The Livestock Extension Officer and the Agriculture Extension officer. The Geog has a Community Center from where the public can avail various services. The Community Center is looked after by an Operator who in turn is monitored by the Geog and BDBL. The Gewog office and the RNR center are located together. The Geog has two schools namely, Jalla Primary School and Bangteykha Primary School. It has one BHU at Jalla Chiwog which caters to Jalla and Ulla chiwogs. The Regional Livestock Development Center (RLDC) is also located near the Geog Center. A part of the Punatsangchu project is also located under Rubesa Geog, apart from Daga and Athang Geogs. The project has helped the Geog in Developmental activities like construction of farm roads and irrigation channels.

The Geog Administration conducts its Geog Tshogde(GT) quarterly and it can also conduct an extra GT meeting when necessary. The meeting is chaired by the Gup as the chairman and the Mangmi as the Vice Chairman. The Tshogpas meet with their public in their chiwog and then put the points to the Geog Tshogde for further discussion. The minutes of the meeting are distributed to all the members and the Dzongkhag Tshogdu. After the discussion in the GT, the points are further taken to the Dzongkhag Tshogdu for discussion and deliberation. The Extension staff from the RNR, Principals of schools, the HA from the BHU and the Goshay Nyenshays are also invited as observers in the Geog Tshogde. The Geog Tshogde is the highest decision making body in the Geog.

 

Local Government

 Gewog Name:

Rubesa

Geographical  Location

1200-3000 Masl

 Total Area (sq.kms)

163.6 sq.kms

Total No. of Chiwog

Six

 

      GT Member

Name

Designation

Gender

remarks

Karma Wangdi

Gup

M

 

Chencho Dorji

Mangmi

M

 

Kencho Dorji

Bangtoedkha Tshogpa

M

 

Ugyen Pelzang

Bjagphu Tshogpa

M

 

Kado

Gyala Tshogpa

M

 

Karma Dorji

Khothangkha Tshogpa

M

 

Tashi

Oola Tshogpa

M

 

Phub Dorji

Zamding tshogpa

M

 

 

 

 

 

 Community center

One

Total Population

Male

Female

Total

1400

1601

3001

 Total No. of Villages

six

No. of Households

305

Business License Holder

 

Household with BBS and cable TV

 

             

Agriculture

 RNR extension centers

one

Farmer’s cooperatives

two

 

Irrigation schemes

Number

KMS

26

39

No of Community forest

5

Total Forest Coverage

 

 

Education

No. of Schools

HSS

MSS

PS

ECR

NFE

TOTAL

 

 

2

 

 

2

No. of Students

Boys

Girls

Boys

Girls

Boys

Girls

Boys

Girls

Male

Female

Total

 

 

 

 

87

103

 

 

 

 

190

No. of Teachers

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

Total

 

 

 

 

5

8

 

 

 

 

13

Teacher student ratio

1:14

 

Health

Hospital/BHUs/ORCs

Hospital

་ BHU

ORC

Total

 

1

 

1

RWSS Coverage

No. Household

With RWSS coverage

Percentage (%)

No. of HouseholdWithhout RWSS coverage

Percentage (%)

300

97%

9

3%

               

Electricity

Household electrified

No.

%

Household without Electrified

No.

%

307

99%

2

1%

 

Tele-communication

Village with Mobile network

Zamding, Samdrupgang, Japhugonpa, Ulla,Jalla

Village without mobile network

Shelley

 

Roads Networks

GC Roads (KMS)

7 %

Farm Roads (KMS)

48km

 

Religion & Culture

Lhakhangs

Govt. Owned

Community

Private

Total

5

9

3

17

Local Government

Village Name Population

Village

Male

Female

་Total

1.      Samdrupgang

 

 

 

2.      Zamding

 

 

 

3.      Shelley

 

 

 

4.      Jalla

 

 

 

5.      Japhu

 

 

 

6.      Ulla

 

 

 

7.       

 

 

 

8.       

 

 

 

9.       

 

 

 

Civil Infrastructure

 Sl

Name

Year of const.

Remarks/Issues

1

Gewog Office

2008

 

 2

RNR/

2011

 

3

BHU/Hospitals/ORC

2006

 

4

Forest Range Office

 

 

 5

Park Office

 

 

6

Veterinary Hospital

2007

 

7

Others

 

 

 

 

No. of Farm Roads

Sl

Name

Length

Const. Year

Remarks

1

Shelley

5km

2013

 

2

Japhu

8km

2011

 

3

Jala

11

2014

 

4

Zamding

5km

2010

 

5

Negopata

5km

2013

 

6

Ulla

7km

2012

 

 

 Cultural monuments

Sl

Name of Lhakhang

Description

1

Ulla lhakhang

TrulkuChodhenGopaiDensa. It is about 500 yrs old

2

JallaLhakhang

GyalwaJampa’sDensa. It is about 450 yrs old

3

Japhulhakhang

It is about 350 yrs old

4

PhechuGonpa

AnimPekarChumo’sDensa. It is around 400 yrs old

5

Nyzerganglhakhang

TertonWopalum’sDensa. It is around 450 yrs old

6

Kashirawalhakhang

LoponLekhay’sDensa. It is about 470 yrs old

7

Tshokhorlolhakhang

TertonDorjiLingpaiDensa. It is about 550 yrs old

8

Zamdinglhakhang

It is about 22 yrs old

9

Gemlhakha

TrulkuChodenGopaiDensa. It is 470 yrs old

10

Gem TamuLhakhang

Dorling’s Densa. It is about 400 yrs

11

Ruteykhalhakhang

It is about 300 yrs and it is community owned

12

Rumenalhakhang

Lam zheng’sDensa. It is about 350 yrs old

13

ChupongangLhakhang

Wuling’sDensa. It is about 450yrs old

14

KipaiJungney

15

Thaychaygang

LoponDropchu’sDensa. It is about 370 yrs old

16

Ginsalhakhang

450 yrs old

17

Gingyelhakhang

ShaRadab’sDensa, it is about 370 yrs old

 Bridge

Sl no

Name and Type of bridge

Year of construction

remarks

1

Dangchu Bridge

2003

 

2

Hesothangka Bridge

2010

 

3

Rurichu Bridge

2010

 

4

Drema Bridge

2010

 

5

Rurichu Bridge (condrete)

2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

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