Phangkhar gewog is one of the centrally located Gewog connected by the Gomphu- Panbang high way in the Dzongkhag. Gewog centre is stationed at Pantang with 89km from Dzongkhag and 25 km away from Panbang Dungkhag. The name of the Gewog derived from two local syllables ‘Pham’ meaning loses the war, ‘Khar’ means the Dzong. Literally it means the Dzong losses the war to its opinion. We can still see the ruin of Jadrung Dzong at Termapong, Panabi chiwog which had functioned as administrative unit of boarder area of India during the reign of Penlops.
Gewog falls in the sub-tropical zone with altitude ranges from 238m to 1500m above the sea level. It experiences the hot and humid weather with average temperature of 35 degree Celsius in summer and 20 degree Celsius in winter. The whole area of the Gewog is home to the Royal Manas National Park with rich biodiversity. Althoguh there is no record of high poverty rate in the gewog, it was recorded that there is high incidnce of 64.17 as per the GNHC survey 2010. There are eleven small and scattered villages separated from each other by difficult terrains and beautiful streams.
Changarzam: It is the smallest and the far-flung village located to the opposite of Panbang- Gomphu high way. In the past, the name of the village was known as Changkoli zam,’Changkoli’ means turning point of the river and ‘zam’is the bridge constructed over it. Hence the village being located near to the bridge was named as the Changkolizam. With passage of time the pronunciation gradually changed to “Changarzam” and thus the village came to be known as Changarzam.
Earlier the village was called as Zhiling teo, which was derived from local syllables ‘Zhiling’ means village with maximum households ‘teo’ is the uphill. As the time passed, the people called their village as “Shelingtoe” to suit their local dialects.
Tashibi: The name of the village was derived from the topography of the land and the famous man who happened to reside first in the area called Tashi. ‘Tashi’ name of the famous man and ‘bi’ means flat land in their local dialect. The village is located at 18km away from the main road.
Pantang: It is located at the mid way of Gomphu- Panbang highway where the Gewog centre is located. Pantang, in local dialect means valley of abundant growth of wild Pata. ’Pan’ place of Pata, ’thang’ means flat place in local dialect. As time passed, pronunciation changed to “Pantang” from “pan-thang”.
Pongchula– Is the remotest village in the Gewog with three days dolam from the Gewog centre. The name derived from Pungchoila , which means ‘Pung’ mass gathering ‘choila’ means peak of the gathering place. Later, people pronounced it as Pongchula.
Panabi: Is the first village to have access by farm road facility and connected by Pantang-Salapong farm road. The name of the village was named after the trees found in the place called ‘Panala’ and ‘bi’ is the local dialect for the flat land.
Tradijong: Is also another remotest village in the Gewog. Older generation still calls the name of their village as Kradijong. ‘Krad’ is the local name for the cane stick and ‘jong’ is the valley. However, name changed to “Tradijong” due to slight change in the pronunciation.
Mamung Trong: Initially village was known asTashicholing. However, an official guest suggested to change the name to “Mamung” after his arrival in the village. ‘Mamung’ means the description of feeling uneasy or senseless due to consumption of alcohol. Trong means the village in khengkha dialect.
|Sl.No||Activity Code||Activity||Approved Budget (Nu in Million)||Revised Budget (Nu in Million)||Budget Release (Nu in Million)||Expenditure Budget (Nu in Million)||Financial Year||Remarks||Download|
|1||45.01||Capacity Development||0.15||0.15||0.15||0||2019-03-31 to 2019-06-30||View|
|2||51.02||Emergency Restoration of Farm Road||0.459||0.459||0.459||0||2019-03-31 to 2019-06-30||View|
|3||51.02||Construction of Farm Road||2.1||2.1||2.1||0||2019-03-31 to 2019-06-30||View|
|4||51.02||Construction of farm road||3||3||3||3||2019-03-31 to 2019-06-30||View|
|5||51.08||Debri Painting||0.6||0.6||0.6||0||2019-03-31 to 2019-06-30||View|
|6||51.08||Debri painting||0.6||0.6||0.6||0||2019-03-31 to 2019-06-30||View|
|7||51.08||Disaster Response services||0.1||0.1||0.1||0||2019-03-30 to 2019-06-30||View|