5 January, Tsirang: A new beat Office was inaugurated at Sergithang Toed chiwog under Sergithang geog in Tsirang. The inauguration ceremony was graced by Dzongkhag Tshogdu (DT) Chairperson, Tsirang and Chief Forestry Officer, Tsirang Forest Division.
Present at the function were also Gups of Sergithang and Tsirangtoe geog, Project Officer from Tarayana Foundation, Civil servants and public of Sergithang geog and forestry staff of Tsirang Forest Division. According to the Chief Forestry Officer in her keynote address “Our main aim for opening a forest beat office at Sergithang geog is to take the forestry services to the doorstep of people which is in line with the policy of our government”. As of now the public of Sergithang geog had to visit Tsirangtoe beat Office to even render a small service which consumed much of their time and resources.
“Support from public is very crucial in carrying out any forestry activities. We will try to provide our best in terms of service delivery.” CFO added.
The one storied bungalow with office space and two unit residence was constructed at a cost of Nu. 3.8 Million from Royal Government fund in the fiscal year 2016 to 2018. Sergithang Beat Office will cater forestry services to the public of five chiwogs of Sergithang geog. Sergithang has a total area of 136.47 Sqkm covered by warm and cool broadleaved forest, chirpine forest and other land use types.
Mr. Birkha Bdr. Mongar, FR II is appointed as the new Beat In-charge. A khaddar ceremony is performed after the inauguration of the forest beat office by the guests and public of Sergithang geog. He will be assisted by two forestry colleagues in providing forestry services to the general public under Sergithang Beat Office jurisdiction. In addition to the regular forestry services, Sergithang Beat Office will have to monitor six community forests which are handed over to the public in an area of 3956.75 acres.
Tsirang Forest Division is catering public service from a Range Office and three forests beat Offices including the recently inaugurated one. Tsirang Forest Division is a prime habitat to White bellied heron, Rufous-necked hornbill, Golden mahseer, Indian rock python, Black bear, Red panda, Guar, Royal Bengal Tiger, Deer and other wildlife species.
Reported by Tsirang Forest Division
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