Medtsho

Background

Medtsho Gewog is located under Lhuntse Dzongkhag; it is bordered by Bumthang in the west, Menbi Gewog in the east, Jaray Gewog in the south. Metsho Gewog is one of the least developed Gewog in the Dzongkhag. The Gewog has two community schools, one Basic Health Unit (BHU), three outreach clinics (ORC) and a RNR Center. Maize, wheat and rice were cultivated as a main food crop, potatoes as cash crop and also cultivate various vegetables for self-consumption. The people also rear cattle and earn extra-income by selling dairy products to the nearest markets.

 The Gewog has altitudes ranging from 3600 to 4500 meters above sea level. High ridges; steep slopes, deep gorges and lowland are features of the topography. It has warm summer and cold winter with annual average rainfall ranges from 1000 to 1500 mm.

The gewog has 48.7km of farm road connecting all the chiwogs and villages and 22km of Gewog Centre road connecting gewog to the Dzongkhag Administration. Gewog has been electrified by rural electricity project and had mobile coverage with 3G services.  

The Gewog has 260 households, with total population of 2810 out of which 1380 are male and 1430 are female.

Local Government Officials:

Sl. No.

Designation

Name

Contact No.

1

Gup

Gembo

       17854657

2

Mangmi

Jamyang Lhamo

         17439081

3

Tshogpa (Gortshom-Tsangthro)

Kunzang Tshering

17877576

4

Tshogpa (Oongar)

Kunzang jurmey

17407282

5

Tshogpa (Tongthro Tshogpa)

Tshering Wangmo

17655832

6

Tshogpa (Bamdhir-Yurung)

Choda Tshering

17641108

7

Tshogpa(Zhongmaed)

Yeshey Dorji

17874566

8

Gaydrung

Om Bdr.Gurung

17874566

 

Population details:

Name of Chiwog

No. of Households

 Population of Chiwog

No. of Gungtong (Empty Households)

Male

Female

 Gortshom_Tsangthro

 

485

497

9

 Oongar

 

298

400

11

Obi-Tongthro

 

203

180

1

Bamdhir-Yurung

 

239

213

4

 Zhongmaed

 

155

140

7

Total

 

1380

1430

32

 

Civil Servant:

Sl. No.

Designation

Name

Contact No.

1

Gewog ADM Officer

Dorji Gyeltshen

17921388

2

Principal

Tandin Norbu

17130203

3

In-Charge (Oongar ECR)

Thukten Dorji

17301624

4

Agriculture Extension Officer

Sonam Norbu

17596118

5

Livestock Extension Officer

Nima Gyeltshen

17513452

6

Health Assistant

Sonam Wangchuk

17615651

7

Community Center

Kinely Dema

17683928

 

 

 

 

 

 

Education:

Sl. No.

Name of School

No. of Teachers

No. of Students

Male

Female

Boys

Girls

1

Gortshom CPS

9

0

58

67

2

Oongar ECR

2

0

8

7

           

Total No. of NFE Centers: 1

Bamdhir

 

No. of NFE learners:

Male

Female

4

4

 

Health                        

Sl. No.

Details

Place

1

Basic Health Unit II

Gortshom

 

Road Connection:

 

Road Name

Road Type

(Farm road/Gewog Center road/Feeder road etc.)

Road Length (KM)

Year of Construction

Gewog GC Road

Not Black topped

22

2010

Bamdhir-Yurung FR

Farm road

7.4

2016

Gewog center-Oongar FR

Farm road

11.4

2012

Silibi-Pelphu FR

Farm road

12

2014/15

Gewog Center- Santsam FR

Farm road

8.7

2016

Neychen-Tongsibi FR

Farm road

1.5

2016

Tshodrang-Chogomaed FR

Farm road

4.9

2011/2012/2013/2014/2015/2016

 

Local Festivals & Tshechus 

Tshechus & Local Festivals

Location

Lunar Calendar date of Tshechu/Festival

Ramda

Khenyel Lhakhang/Gortshom village

15th day of the tenth month of the Bhutanese calender

Important Pilgrimage Sites (Ney/Hot spring)

Location

 

 

Yamalung-Ney (Guru Ney)

Yamalung, Oongar chiewog

 

 

 

 

Trade & Industry Information:

Business Type(Shops/Bars/Hotels/factory, etc)

Registered Name

Location

Large/Medium/Micro/Others

Shops cum Bar

Choden

Khanpang

Micro

Shops cum Bar

Tashi Chozom

Tongthro

Micro

Shop cum Bar

KelzangTshomo

Oongar

Micro

Restaurant (hotel)

Yeshey Dorji

Gortshom

Micro

Shop

Tshering Chophel

Changshingpokpa

Micro

Shop

Tshewang Tashi

Janachen

Micro

Shop

Jamyang

Gortshom

Micro

Shop

Phurba Dorji

Gortshom

Micro

Shop

Yangdon

Gortshom

Micro

Shop

Dendupla

Tsangthrom

Micro

 

RNRC                        :           1 Centre, Agriculture, Forestry and Livestock Extension

CC                  :           1 Community Center

 

Tele-commutation     :           98% coverage by B mobile

Electricity                   :           All Chiwogs are connected by electricity

 

 Goshey Nyenshey in Gewog:

Sl. No.

Name

Village

Contact No.

1

Tshering Dorji(Ex- Gup)

Singyibi

 

2

Sonam Dorji (Ex-Mangmi)

Tongthro

17529668

3

Karma

Janachen

 

4

Sonam Rinzin

kermademo

 

5

Karma Jurmey (Tsampa)

Tongsibi

17495408

6

Tsampa Rinchen Namgay

Gortshom

 

7