Bio-gas and degraded land management project
Bio-gas and degraded land management project
Martolongchu village in Wangdue Phodrang Dzongkhag have sixty seven households and village monastery with 20 montks. The village faced consequences of land degradation; loss of biodiversity, shortage of clean and safe drinking water, shortage of fuelwood and soil erosion/slides.
The project “Biogas and degraded land management project” was initiated with Martolongchu Rangzhin Netang Tshogpa, a community based group work closely with entire villagers to restore and manage degraded land, protection of water source and waste management thereby increasing forest coverage, preventing loss of biodiversity, ecreasing occurrence of slides/erosion and decreasing health risk due to unsafe drinking water,
Through the project, plantation in more than eight acres of degraded land were carried out and we learned that 90% of sapling have survived ensuring restoration of degraded land thereby protecting the environment and loss of biodiversity. Bamboo plantation was also done. One acre area of water source and water catchment land are protected, they were cleaned and fenced and ensured no cultivation is carried out thus, ensuring continuous supply of safe drinking water. Under the project, People were also sensitize on importance of segregating waste and two disposal pits were constructed ensuring proper management of waste.
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Project Snapshot

Martolongchu Rangzhin Netang Tshogpa
Area Of Work:
Land Degradation
Grant Amount:
US$ 23,350.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 2,200.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 5,800.00
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Project sustainability
High sustainability: our target beneficiaries were actively involved in implementation of project activities ensuring ownership to the project.
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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