goshing

Background:

Goshing is one of the farthest and least Developed Gewog under Panbang Dungkhag in Zhemgang Dzongkhag. It has an area of an approximately 99.11 square km and it is situated 4 days walk (when there is no road connectivity) or almost 107 km away to the south east of the Dzongkhag Headquarter, Zhemgang. And also it is situated at least 35 km to the south –west of Dungkhag Administration, Panbang. It has an elevation ranging from 250 meters-1100 meters above the sea-level. The climate is moderate and has sandy loamy black soil which is favorable for cultivation of different varieties of food crops and vegetable as well as all kinds of fruits. The climate is very hot in the summer and cool in winter and receives a maximum rainfall from mid may-mid August months. The Gewog has 6 villages composing into 5 chiwog and the total population is around 3090 with 230 households including 5 Gungtongs. Economically, the people of the Goshing Gewog are quite backward and their livelihood mostly depends on agriculture and livestock farming. They grow oranges, cardamom, Ginger and various fruits as cash crops that generates income for the households. Every chiwog IS being connected with farm roads, people hardly use horse. Maize is the main staple crop for people for living.Other than farming, the households  also owns horses for transporting things and for potter charges. 

Infra-structurally, Gewog has two Primary schools (Goshing and Budhazhi), Gewog office, RNR extension Centre, BHU grade II, 4 ORC, initially 7 Non Formal Education Centre but since all chiwog were covered, no NFE centers at present, 5 Lhakhang established at different places and 2 ECCD Centre at Lamtang and Lingmapong. A community information Centre which is constructed recently provides services like printing, Xerox, passport photos, scanning, lamination online services, Birth and Death Registration, binding, Household information and most probably, one month basic IT courses are offered to the people especially the youth.With regard to transport and communication, Gewog is connected with road network via Panbang-Tingtibi highway; almost all the chiwogs . Instituted bus service between Panbang-Gelephu,  conducted by the Dungkar Transport. Farm road networks are also available from lamtang to Mewangang chiwog, Tingtibi-Panbang highway to Selingbi, silingbe-Yongkorpong and Wangling under Budhazhi chiwog, Goshing Trong-Lechibe via Lingmapong, Lingmapong to Drangling and Karseng under Samcholing & Lingmapong chiwog. New farm road measuring around 8.04 KM from Lechibe-Amdha is under construction.  Only the B-Mobile network services are available in this Gewog but some far flung places like dumati, drimjang…etc are facing the problem of network coverage. Almost all the chiwogs have been electrified but few household (9) falling off grid of the power line doesn’t have access to power supply but they were provided with solar facilities for lighting their homes.  

 

Gewog Statistics

Area                                                    99.11 Square km

Forest coverage                                 78%    

Chiwogs                                              5

Villages                                               6 (75)

Households                                        336

Total Population                                  1396 (Male-699, Female-697)

 

Designation                          Names of the members

  1. Gup:                              Sangay Lethro
  2. Mangmi:                        Pema Samdrup
  3. Budhazhi Tshogpa:       Chophel
  4. Lamtang Tshogpa:        Zangpo
  5. Mewangang Tshogpa:   Drakpa
  6. Samcholing Tshogpa:    Sonam Zangpo    
  7. Lechibi Tshogpa:           Pema

Civil servant working under Goshing Gewog Administration:

                         Name                                    Position

  1. Sherab Gyeltshen                          GAO
  2. Thukten Yonten                              Gewog Ranger
  3. Dorji Leydra                                    Agriculture Extension Officer
  4. Rinchen                                          Livestock extension officer 
  5. Laxmi Kanta                                   HA
  6. Kinzang Thinley                             Drungtsho
  7. Sonam Wangchuk                          HA
  8. Kelzang Dorji                                  Ranger, BEAT office, Goshing
  9. Dophu                                             Care-Taker (Gewog Centre)
  10. Sangay Choizom                             Gedrung
  11. Sonam Norbu                                  Driver
  12. Kunzang Tenzin                               Principal, Goshing Primary School
  13. Sangay Wangdi                               Teacher, ,,
  14. Kinga                                               Teacher, ,,
  15. Karma Wangdi                                 Teacher, ,,
  16. Dawa Rinchen                                 Teacher, ,,
  17. Kinley Dem                                      Teacher, ,,
  18. Choki Wangmo                                Office Assistant ,,
  19. Rinchen Lhazom                             Care Giver/Matron
  20. Pemba Tshering                               Principal, Budhazhi CPS
  21. Kinley Dorji                                      Teacher ,,
  22. Damcho Dem                                  Teacher ,,

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