Shingneer Watershed Management Project.
Shingneer Watershed Management Project.
Through this project, 30 households living in Trong and Shongar will work collectively to conserve and regenerate their local watershed.

The Shingneer Community comprising of about thirty households were facing an acute shortage of clean/safe drinking water due to the degradation of land which led to the drying of water sources in the area due to loss of biodiversity.

The above project was completed on time July 2000. The objectives were realized through increased volume of water supply by conserving the water sources and carrying out lots of plantation work. The impact was at a national level as this project was displayed at the RNR Exhibition held on 19-20 March 2002. According to the Chairperson Aap Drujey of the project, the Small Grants Projects prevent the degradation of the local environment through re-plantation and plantations conserves the water catchment areas.

The terminal evaluation carried out by the Royal Institute of Management (RIM), Semtokha, states that the money spent is well utilized in terms of plantation, fencing, construction, workshops and ceremonies. The water tank is fully covered with willow trees. The water tanks are protected from wild and domestic animals and from other damages using live fencing.

The Biennial Programme Review Report (BPR) states that the project was very cost-efficient. With very little financial input, it delivered very solid and quick benefits eccompassing the entire community. There was productive collaboration with the Bumthang Dzongkhag Administration. The establishment of water catchment plantations complemented Dzongkhag's social forestry objectives.
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Project Snapshot

Shingneer Village Committee
Area Of Work:
Grant Amount:
US$ 3,370.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 2,401.00
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Gender Focus
Both men and women participated in the successful project implementation.
Notable Community Participation
People of Trong and Shongar villages, with technical assistance from district forester, developed and implemented the watershed management plan. The community provided 50% contribution in kind for the project and is actively following up on the activities that were carried out in the project period to achieve long term goal of regenerating local watershed ecosystem and providing drinking water for local communities.
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Royal Government of Bhutan (RGOB), District Administration

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