Kilkhorthang

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kilkhorthang

Kikhorthang is the most developed and commercial gewog in Tsirang Dzongkhag. The gewog is located in the heart of Tsirang Dzongkhag with an area of 17.80 sq.km and has altitude, which ranges from 900 to 1600 meters above sea level with hot summers and cold winters. The gewog consists of 5 chiwogs namely Dekiling, Satshangma, Nyzergang, Tashiyangong and Menchuna and 8 villages (Lower Bockrey, Upper Bockrey, Methun, Sherpagawn, Batasey, Tashiyangong, Satshnagma and Nyzergang). It has a total 479 households including Non Registered (NR) with population of 3194 consisting of 1582 male and 1612 female. The forest coverage of the gewog is 65% of the land area. The gewog has seven gewog Tshogde members consisting of five Tshogpas, Gup and Mangmi with five polling stations.

The Dzongkhag Administration Headquarters, Dratshnag, the Damphu General Hospital, Damphu Central School, Damphu Lower Secondary School and Damphu town, the commercial center of the Dzongkhag, are all located in the gewog.

In terms of development facilities, there is one out Reach Clinics and a primary school at Nyzergang chiwog and multipurpose Hall. All the villages are connected with electricity and communication facilities. The Wangdue sarpang highway together with Salami to Dunglagang feeder road provides access to most of the villages. Almost all the households’ benefefits’ from having access to pipe water facility, the gewog has one poultry cooperatives, one Gonor Thunkey Detshen, one community forest Group and five Vegetables group in five chiwogs. The gewog has 18 irrigation channels with the length of 35.7 kms. In terms of Religion and culture the gewog has one lhakhang in Satshangma chiwog and chokhor at Nyzergang chiwog.
 

Agriculture land use is dominated by wetland and dry land cultivation. The principal crops grown are paddy and maize. Mandarin dominates other cash crops as the main source of income for the farmers. The gewog is one of the highest mandarin growers in the Dzongkahg.

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