Bjoka Gewog



Bjoka Gewog lies in the south-east part of the Zhemgang Dzongkhag Administration covering an area of 196 sq. km. The Gewog is also considered as one of the remotest Gewog in the Dzongkhag. The Gewog is administered from the Gewog Centre established at Kamalung Village, which is 31 km away from the Drungkhag Administration, Panbang. The Gewog lies at an elevation ranging from 150 m (Zarkabla village) to 1600 m (Yunling village) above the sea level. The Gewog consist of five Chiwogs namely Trong, Dali, Barpong, Chapdemba, Kamati with 194 households and a population of 856. The development infrastructures in the Gewog includes RNR centre, Beat office, Community Centre, farm shop, two health centres, ORCs, community primary schools and farm roads. Over 98 percent of the populations have access to safe drinking water.

There are approximately 58.268 acres of registered wet land and about 1438.325 acres of registered dry land till date.The Gewog shares its boundary with Ngangla and Goshing Gewog to the west, Bardho Gewog to the north and Mongar Dzongkhag to the east. The Gewog is popular for cane and bamboo handicrafts and is the major cash income sources besides mandarin and potato. In addition, the people also raise cattle and horses in order to generate cash income for their livelihood.


Bjoka Gewog

Total Area (sq. km):              196

Altitude Range (M):              250-1550 meter above sea level

Total Population:                   856

Total Village:                         16

Total Road (KM):                  16.5

Total Household:                  194 



RNR Center                                                           1 Located at Trong Chiwog, staff -2         

Agriculture Extension Center                                 0                                                                      

Livestock Extension Center                                   0                                       

National Park                                                         0                                                    

Territorial forest offices (Divisional, Range, Beat) 1 Located at Trong Chiwog,

Staff                                                                                        2                 

Numbers of cooperatives/farmers Groups            1 Bjoka Tsarzo Gongphel Tshogpa (Registered  as cooperative with DAMC) in 4th April 2012


Irrigation Schemes  

Total number of Irrigation schemes (No.)            3     

(Zemari, Dali & Chapdenba under Constrution)

Total lengths of Irrigation schemes (km)              4



Number of Basic Healt Units                                 2 Including Barpong Sub post

Staff                                                                       5; 3 health assistants and 2 care-taker

Number of Out Reach Clinics (with shed)             2 Dali &Kamiti



Net Enrollement                                                   100                                                                      

ExtendedClassrooms                                           0                                                                  

Community pry schools                                        2    Bjoka CPS and Barpong CPS and 

Teachers- Lower secondary schools                    0                                                                  

Middle secondary schools                                    0                                                                       

Non-formal Education Centers                             1                                                                       

Total number of Male students in two CPS          95; 79 in Bjoka CPS & 16 in Barpong               

Total number of Female students in two CPS      72; 57 in Bjoka CPS & 15 in Barpong CPS     

Total number of students in two schools              167; 36 in Bjoka CPS & 31 in Barpong CPS N

Number of NFE Learners                                     8

Number of teachers                                              8 contract base 3 & permanent 5  


Local Governments 

Number of Chiwogs                                             5; 1. Bjoka Trong 2. Kamati 3. Dali 4. Barpong 5. Chapdenpa

Number of Villages (no. of gungs)                      132 Gung & 33 Sub Gung & Total-170 Gungs  i. Bjoka Trong                                                                    (40), ii. Kamati(24), iii. Dali(32), iv.Barpong(25) and v. Chapdenpa (16)

Number of Gewog Tshogde members                 

  1. Gup- Tshering Wangchu
  2. MangmiChoephel
  3. Bjoka-Trong Tshogpa- Sangay Penjor 
  4. Barpong- Namirgang Tshogpa- Leki Dhendup
  5. Chabdempa-Zakabla Tshogpa- Duba 
  6. Dali Tshogpa- Jampel Tshering  
  7. Kamati Tshogpa- Sonam Wangdi

Number of female GT members                            0    

Number of Multi Purpose Halls                             1 (Trong)

Number of CICs/Community Center                     1   



Number of Households electrified                     78 (Electrified in the mid of 2014

Number of villages electrified                            33

Chiwogs only Electricity coverage                     78  Households 


Water and Sanitation                                                 

Rural Water Supply Scheme coverage               96    

Number of households with toilets                      137 



Mobile network coverage                                     90   


Roads & Bridges    

Gewog Road                                                        1 Nishokazam-Bjoka Trong (30.8 km)

Farm Road                                                           1   Under construction

Number of Suspension Bridges                           1   Under construction 


Religion and Culture

Number of government owned lhakhangs/Gendhey/Rabdhey  0     

Number of community owned lhakhangs /Gendheny  8 (Pramaling Lhakhang,  Dali  Lhakhang, Barpong Lhakhang, Kamati Lhakhang, Remadhu Lhakhang,Bjoka Trong Lhakhang & Namergang Lhakhang,Chapdenba Lhakhang) 

Number of Dungkhor                                            1 Barihung Dungkhor 

Number of private lhakhangs /Gendhey               2  Dalabi Lhakhang & Kumari Lhakhang  



Forest Cover (% of land area)                              87%


Trade, Industry and Commerce (in operation as of 30th Oct, 2012) 

Trade and Industries   

Micro & retail trade licenses issued                       17 

Micro & retail trade licenses in operation               9  

Wholesale licenses issued                                     0

Wholesale licenses in operation;                            0 

Services licenses issued                                         

Services licenses in operation                                 4   

Manufacturing licenses issued                                 0    

Manufacturing licenses in operation                         



No institutions in this Gewog.



No tourist destinations in this Gewog.