Dorona Gewog

Dorona Gewog is a gewog (village block) of Dagana District, Bhutan.[1] It also comprises part of Dagapela Dungkhag, along with Goshi and Tashiding Gewogs.

Dorona Gewog
Gewog
Dorona Gewog is located in Dagana District
Dorona Gewog
Coordinates: 26°51′00″N 89°50′00″E / 26.85000°N 89.83333°E / 26.85000; 89.83333
Country Bhutan
DistrictDagana District
Sub-districtDagapela Dungkhag
Population
 (2017)
 • Total2,355
Time zoneUTC+6 (BTT)

As of 2017 it had a population of 2,355 people, who own 335 acres of dry land and 64 acres of wetland.[2] The gewog is a producer of cardamom and citrus fruits.

HistoryEdit

On September 29, 1990, a group of four unidentified men set fire to a dispensary in Dorona. The attack was in coordination with unrest in southern Bhutan that month between villagers and the administrative authority, who called for better communication with the people. Dzongda Hisey Dorji called a meeting in Nimtoladara on April 4, 1991 to review the southern uprisings.[3]

Administrative divisionsEdit

Dorona Gewog is divided administratively into five chiwogs:

  • Dorona Chhewa
  • Dorona Chhoongwa
  • Mangmethang (Maamedthang)
  • Nimtola (Nyhitola)
  • Tshalamji

EconomyEdit

Citrus fruits and cardamom are grown in Dorona, with relatively fewer vegetables grown due to it being further from the market and cut off during the monsoon season. A farmshop was expected to be built by May 2017. Green houses with citrus saplings have been built in Mamedthang chiwog.[2] In November 2016 a Citrus Fruit Drop Collection and Destruction campaign was held in Dorona and Drujegang Gewog, conducted by the National Plant Protection Centre in collaboration with the Dzongkhag Agriculture Sector of Dagana.[4]

Only Mangmethang and Nimtola chiwogs cultivate paddy. In April 2017 a power tiller was introduced by the government to assist in the cultivation of maize on the steep slopes in Nimtola.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Chiwogs in Dagana" (PDF). Election Commission, Government of Bhutan. 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 28 July 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Dorona farmers prefer growing cash crops". Kuensel. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  3. ^ "Reviewing Eviction Options – Historical Human Disaster". Apfa News. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  4. ^ "Campaign on Citrus Fruit Drop Collection and Destruction at Drujagang Gewog, Dagana". National Plant Protection Centre. 23 November 2016. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  5. ^ "Government's power tiller remains idle in Dorona". Kuensel. Retrieved 13 June 2019.