The Construction of Farm road at lower Shamdolay at Shamdolay Chewog, Tashiding Gewog which began from 13th March had been completed on 27th March benefiting nine households of Lower Shamdolay. The farm road was about 1200 meters and it was done from the Dzongkhag Excavator and the fueling provided from the allotted budget of Nu.3,20,000 (three lakhs twenty thousand) of the GDG (Gewog Development Grant) for this fiscal year. The fuel from Dagapela was reached at site by the Gewog Bolero in Barrels. And the farm road was 1200 meters with the first cutting excavation and the proper leveling.
However in absence of the drainage, the Gewog had instructed the Beneficiaries for the need to construct at least an earthen drain so that there is a continuous flow of water during the summer season.
It was also one such prioritized activity of the Gewog having endorsed by the GT (Gewog Tshogdu) earlier.
The farmers grow cash crops like Ginger and just two weeks earlier one of the beneficiaries and the chairperson of the newly formed Group namely Yeshi sold more than 700 Kilograms of Ginger not needing to carry till the Road Point.
“We are happy to get the road” says Yeshi, a Chairperson of the Road with a smile on his face.
Compiled by Lobzang Choda