The newly constructed Fenchikhola-Kamigaon irrigation scheme in Norgaygang Gewog, Samtse was inaugurated on 19 June 2016 by Dasho Nim Dorji, Director General, Department of Agriculture (DoA). The 9.8 km long irrigation scheme (piped) will benefit 150 households of Halhaley, Beteni, Gondaygaon, Lepcha gaon, Beachgaon, Mukhunigaon and Kamigaon villages. The scheme will irrigate over 200 acres of paddy-land and is expected to enhance local crop production.
The project was financed by the Government of India through the Project-Tied Assistance (PTA) program. Nu. 35.84 million was spent on the construction of 9.8 km long pipe irrigation channel and was completed in 10 months. The work was entirely surveyed, designed and supervised by Engineering Division, DoA. The Department of Agriculture would like to thank all the major stakeholders i.e. Dzongkhag, Drungkhag and Gewog administrations, local communities, engineers and the Contractor for smooth implementation of the project.
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