A new Pemagatshel Divisional Forest Office was inaugurated at Nangkhor under Shumar geog on 17 November 2016. The venerable Lam Neten of Pemagatshel inaugurated the office in presence of Dasho Drangpon, Dasho Dzongrab, Police Officer in Command, Dzongkhag Sector heads, regional representatives, local government leaders and other people. On the day, Trashi Khadar was also offered to the new Chief Forestry Officer.
The office will benefit the people in receiving the timely and efficient forestry services. At present, Pemagatshel has two Range Offices, one each at Pemagatshel and Ngangla; three Beat Offices, one each at Dungmaed, Yurung and Nanong, and two Checkposts at Kherogompa and Nganglam.
Prior to the inauguration, a day-long riosangchoad (religious smoke offering) was performed in the new office followed by a day-long prayer to appease the local deity and for well being of the division staffs. The event concluded with cultural programs by staff and guests.
Pemagatshel is situated in the southeast of the country. It has a total geographical area of 1, 023 km², extending its altitudinal range from 100 to 2600 meters distributed under wet subtropical to warm temperate agro-ecological zone. It has 87.65 % of land areas under green forest cover. It has 11 geogs and a Dungkhag office with a population of about 22,287.
Submitted by Ugyen Dorji, Forest Ranger I, Pemagatshel
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