Environment Friendly Potter in Gangzur to reduce the volume of firewood consumption in pottery making and enhance the existing pottery industry inorder to create off-farm employment opportunities to marginal farmers for income generation in Gangzur Community
Environment Friendly Potter in Gangzur to reduce the volume of firewood consumption in pottery making and enhance the existing pottery industry inorder to create off-farm employment opportunities to marginal farmers for income generation in Gangzur Community
NO CASH CO-FINANCING IN THIS PROJECT

The Art of pottery is one of the important parts of Bhutan's Cultural Heritage, which is perhaps one of the oledst technologies and tradition. Unlike other countries, it is associated with earthernware and has long history established. The art of pottery is traditionally associated with women, where the skill is passed down by the ancestors (mother to daughter).

The method of pot making is still manual, which is time consuming, collection of fire wood is labour intensive, which adds to higher cost of production, therefore, a mass production is not viable at the moment. In Bhutan, the art of pottery making is in the verge of extinction, which demands timely intervention to keep this tradition and culture alive. In Bhutan, poverty is a rural phenomenon, and currently over 23% of population live under poverty, of which it is mostly income poverty. It is believed that pottery making can be one of the best alternative activities that would help reduce poverty in rural community and contributing to realizing the goal of Gross National Happiness.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Gangzur Pottery Group
Country:
Bhutan
Area Of Work:
Climate Change Mitigation
Grant Amount:
US$ 31,164.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 6,370.00
Project Number:
BHU/SGP/OP4/Y2/CORE/09/11
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed

SGP Country office contact

Mr. Tenzin Wangchuk
Phone:
009752322424
Email:
Mr. Tshering Phuntsho
Phone:
009752322424 (ext:330)
Email:

Address

UN House, Peling Lam (Street), Kawajangsa, Thimphu, P.O. Box No. 162
Thimphu, Bhutan, 11001