Niddupchhu watershed management and development of environment friendly cooking facilities
Niddupchhu watershed management and development of environment friendly cooking facilities
Niddupchhu Lhakhang under Chubu Gewog is one of the oldest monasteries in Punakha and is about four hours walk from the nearest road head. The monastery has about 30 monks. The Lahakng is the main seat for performing local tshechu, kuchoe, kurims and dubchens. The monastery is beautifully located at the hilltop near the Niddupchu drupchu (holy water) and water sources of the nearby communities. The current concerns are massive use of fuel wood for cooking for monks and during local kurims and dubchens. They annually consume over four truck loads of fuel wood annually. Other major concern is destruction of forests nearby and negatively affecting the Niddupchu drupchu and community water sources. To negate these problems Gomo Neykhor Netang Tshogpa (GNNT) will be carrying out the following activities through GEF-SGP:
Protection of Niddupchhu drupchhu
Protection of community water sources
Water management and supply
Organic vegetable production (fencing, green house and seeds and training)
Training and plantation of 3000 trees
Reduction of fuel wood consumption through use of electric cookers (three 150 litre electric cookers)
Waste management
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Gomo Neykhor Netang Tshogpa
Country:
Bhutan
Area Of Work:
Biodiversity
Grant Amount:
US$ 24,100.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 9,200.00
Project Number:
BHU/SGP/OP5/Y2/CORE/BD/2012/02
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
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SGP Country office contact

Mr. Tenzin Wangchuk
Phone:
009752322424
Email:
Mr. Tshering Phuntsho
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