Gewog At Glance



Facts and Figures

1Total Area of the Gewog (Sq Km)137.03 Sq Km
2Location of the Gewog CenterMartshalla
3Number of Chiwogs6
4Number of Villages15
5Number of Households315
6Number of Population4226
7Number of Lhakhangs (community & private)14
8Number of Chortens137
9Number of Schools2
10Number of Extended ClassroomNil
11Number of Teachers22
12Number of Students335
13Number of NFE center3
14Number of RNR center1
15Number of RNR staff3
16Number of BHU1
17Number of ORC3
18Number of Sub postNil
19Number of Health Staff4

Brief profile

Dechhenling gewog is located in the southern part of the Dzongkhag under Nganglam Drungkhag with area coverage of approximately 137.03 square kilometers. The gewog consist of 6 chiwogs namely Bidungri-Yangmalashing, Dechhenling- Martshalla, Goishing-Rezemo, Namdaling, Dungphu-Shingchongri and Kholomri-Dungchelo with a total 15 villages.

It has a population of about 4226 consisting of 315 households. The climate varies from sub-tropical to cool temperate.  The altitude ranges from 500 to 1600 metres above the sea level. The type of soil is sandy and clayey loam which is favourable for agricultural and horticultural development. Kamzhing and tseri are the major landholdings. Maize millet, buckwheat and mustard are widely grown. Paddy, though grown, is not very popular because of the lack of water for irrigation. Orange is grown as the the main cash crop. It has potential for other cash crops like guava, peach, plum, pear, mango, and banana.

The gewog center is connected by 20 Km of farmroad from the Drungkhag. The gewog administration is staffed by a Gup, Mangmi, GAO, Geydrung, caretaker and 5 Tshogpas. It has a gewog office, one RNR center, one BHU, One Lower Secondary School, One Primary School, three ORCs and 14 community Lhakhangs with 5 chortens.


Map of Dechhenling Gewog

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