Balam

Geog at a glance

Area: 27 Sq.Km

Population: 2027 (male 1024 and 1003 female)

Households: 220 nos.

Local Govt.Staff:

Sl. No. Designation Name
1 Gup Tshewang Dorji
2 Mangmi Phurpa Dorji
3 Tshogpa (Doongmanma_Selkhar) Sangay Dorji
4 Tshogpa (Jadoong_Yangbari) Tandin Wangchuck
5 Tshongpa (Balam_Morphu) Phurpa
6 Tshogpa (Bahkapai) Jampel Loday
7 Tshongpa (Khebishing) Sonam Wangdi

 

Civil Servent:

Sl. No. Designation Name
1 Gewog Administrative Officer Tshering Pelden
2 Principal (Balam PS) Tshering Chophel
3 Agriculture Extension Officer Pema Geyleg
4 Forestry Extension Officer Karma Thinley
5 Livestock Extension Officer  
6 Health Assistant (Balam BHU) Phuntsho Wangdi
6 Health Assistant (Balam BHU) Kelzang Choden

 

Education :

Sl. No Name of School No. of Teachers No. of Students
1 Balam Primary School (Day school with WFP feeding) 8 (5 Male & 0 Female) 175 (90 Boys & 85 Girls)

 

Health :

Sl. No Deatils Place
1 Basic Health Unit II Balam
2 3 Out of reach Clinic Selkhar, Khepshing and Yangbari

 

Lhakhangs:

Sl. No Name of Important Lhakhang Important Relic/Festival Name of Head Lama Pvt/Community/Rabday
1 Drupchu Goenpa Guru Nangsa Zilnon Lama Karma Wangchuk Community
2 Jadung Lhakhang Tsepa Med, Guru Rinpochoe,Chenrezig & Dorsam Lopen Minjur Community

 

Road Connections:

Sl. No From To High Way Feeder Road GC Road Farm Road
1 Mongar Yadi 37 km      
2 Yadi Kafu   9 km    
3 Kafu Selkhar     8 km  
4 Selkhar Balam GC     5.6 km  
5 Balam Shingchongri       4 km
6 Balam Bakhaphai       4 km
7 Bakhaphai Khepshing       5.5 km
8 Shingchongri Jangdungmey       3 km
9 Jangdungmey Yangbari       4 km
10 Jang Khamay Achulamo       7 km

 

Economic activities :

Sl. No Agriculture Livestock Other
1

- Potatoes

- Maize

 

 

- Poultry farm 20

- Two Dairy

- Piggery (5 households)

- Bio Gas (20 households)

- Hazel Nut plantation 41.1 acres(22518 trees)

- Two Community forest group (Khepshing and Selkhar)

 

 

 

RNRC : Agriculture, Forestry and Livestock extension services are provided from the Geog centers.

Tele-Communication : 100% coverage by both B-Mobile and T-Cell

Electricity : 100% Connected