Environment Conservation and Reduction of Fuel Wood Consumption
Environment Conservation and Reduction of Fuel Wood Consumption
Raling is one of the 32 villages under Nanong geog under Pemagatshel. Maize is the major cereal, and potato, orange, ginger and sugarcane are grown for cash income. Raling community has no monastery and are faced with difficulties during the time of death, sickness and performing local/community rituals. The Raling Monastery Tshogpa is constructing a Monastery for the benefit of the community through donations and currently there are about 32 monks housed in the temporary house. The monks use fuel wood for cooking – consuming about two man load every day. This is currently causing a huge damage to nearby forests besides emission of carbon dioxide and causing ill health affects for the monks. Further the area where the monastery is located is prone to landslide and erosion.
The Raling Monastery Tshogpa carried out the following project activities to safeguard the environment, reduce carbon emission and promote nutrition of the monks:

1. Education and awareness on biodiversity conservation and watershed protection
2. Training and plantation of 2000 trees
3. Fencing of plantations and organic vegetable garden
4. Reduction of fuel wood consumption through use of electric cookers and fuel-wood efficient cookers in five monasteries
5. Waste management
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Project Snapshot

Raling Monastery Tshogpa
Area Of Work:
Climate Change Mitigation
Grant Amount:
US$ 16,800.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 4,800.00
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed

SGP Country office contact

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


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