Sakteng

The Sakteng gewog office was constructed in 2005,Sakteng gewog has 8 villages viz Jonkhar, Murbi, Thrakthrek, Tengma, Pusa, Borangtse, Borangmang and Sakteng. Jonkhar and Murbi villages are on the lower part of the geog where agriculture crops can be grown. The villages are located within the flat Sakteng valley.

The people of Sakteng are mostly dependent upon livestock and livestock products. Though some bitter buckwheat and vegetables are grown at Sakteng (4000m asl) no other cereal crops can be grown in such a high altitude. Maize, barley, potatoes and vegetables are grown in the lower areas of Jonkhar, Murbi and Thrakthrek villages.

The important livestock products are butter, cheese, zoedey or yitpa(fermented cheese), yak meat, wool, Yitpa or zoedey, a special Bhutanese delicacy is produced in this gewog. Most of these products are bartered for food grains especially maize. People of Sakteng and other parts go to Phongmey, Radhi and Bidung geog with their produces, travel around and exchange with rice, maize and textiles (the Bru or Drukhor system).

Sakteng geog is located to the eastern most part of Trashigang Dzongkhag. It has an area of 910.9 sq. km 2. Geog is bounded with Phongmey and Merak geog of Trashigang Dzongkhag and Arunachal Pradesh state of India.

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