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Ward No. 2

WARD NAME: Upper Barfung(Ravongla)
TOTAL NO. OF HOUSEHOLD: The villagers of U/Barfung were informed about the need of the PRA and its processes and fix the dates for exercises jointly..

1. Social Mapping: It was carried out to present the information on village layout, Social institution, Social infrastructure, Social composition & demography, Occupational & unemployment status etc. language-religion-culture groups, health, wealth, and other, etc. This provides an overview of the socio-economic aspects of the village. While drawing the map, discussion was carried out about women headed household and the wealth category of them. A total number of nine villagers participated in the mapping process including women. During the exercise, the total household number of the village were discussed and asked whether the household number is shrinking or increasing. The participants were also asked to show institutions, buildings and places that offer some kind of social service or which were popular spots too.

2. Resource Mapping was drawn by the villagers who knew well about their land areas. A total number of seven participants was involved in the process. This map indicated all potential resource areas especially for agriculture and its related activities available in this community. While drawing the map, discussion was carried out about the major resources available at that village, like water source, water tank etc. and were the scarce resources, accessibility of the community including poor and women to the resources etc.

3. Gender Analysis: This tool illustrated all of the different kinds of activities carried out in one day which was useful for looking at relative work-loads between different gender groups in the community. Comparisons between clocks show who works the longest hours, who concentrates on a few activities and who does a number of tasks in a day, and who has the most leisure time and sleeping hour. Separate focus groups of men and women were organized for this tool. People from different socio-economic groups were included in each group.

Chapter – IV The village comprises of two hamlets namely, Rabang and New Sada. ST households dominated the upper part of the village. U/Barfung is connected by the road covered 2 km of distance. In this village, there are Nine CC Footpaths, there are enough to connect the entire village. Most of the houses are made of RCC buildings, sheet roof with stone wall or wood plank, were also seen. The 5 main streams in the village are DhoviKholsa, SimsarKholsa, sadaKholsa, BarkayKholsa etc. The sanitation and the hygiene system in the village are somehow well maintained. 10% of the village populations are rearing livestock, especially like, cattle, pig, goat and local poultry. The sheds are constructed but some are not neat and well maintained. From this village, many Government Employees have migrated to Gangtok and Namchi.


Bhutia 173 19.22
Sherpa 76 8.44
Subba 31 3.44
Kami 46 5.11
Agarwal 9 1.00
Sharma 35 3.88
Chettri 123 13.66
Gurung 91 10.11
Mangar 19 2.11
Bachhan 1 0.11
Bhujel 2 0.22
Darjee 14 1.55
Das 3 0.33
Hussain 3 1.88
Lepcha 12 3 1.33
Pal 1 0.11
Tamang 49 5.44
Pradhan 33 3.66
Rai 100 11.11
Rawat 10 1.11
Saha 4 0.44
Singh 5 0.55
Mohiddin 3 0.33
Mondol 3 0.11
Prasad 19 2.11
Diyali 1 0.11
Dubey 1 0.11
Giri 2 0.22
Gupta 17 1.88
Jaiswal 1 0.11
Thakur 7 0.77
Khandewal 1 0.11
Mohoto 3 0.33
Shankar 1 0.11
Patel 1 0.11
TOTAL 341 60 499 37.88


Total No of HHSPopulationMales
Hindu 509 56.55
Christian 52 5.88
Buddhist 337 37.44
Others 1 0.11
TOTAL 900 100


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IDENTIFICATION OF VULNERABLE: WOMEN HEADED HOUSEHOLD (In this village if we indentify women headed households then we find two Bhutia families which fall under vulnerable group)

categoryNo of householdsPercentage
Scheduled Tribes(ST) 18 2.00
Scheduled Caste(SC) 10 1.11
Others 23 2.55
Landless 83 9.22
TOTAL 134 14.88


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SL.NOParticularsTotal STATUS Remarks
01 Govt. School building 2 The Secondary school building is well maintained. Students of the village study in this school up to C l- XII. The neighboring village are also admitted in this school
02 Private English School 3 Small but gives nice education to small students It is good English education to students.
03 Road 10 Upper part of village is connected to the main road not more than 2km.Middle and lower part of the village road is good condition. The internal approach road are small and need to repair
04 Waiting shed 03 Sitting area was found to be clean and maintenance Good monitoring.
05 water supply point 05 Out of three water supply tanks only two is good condition remainig1 are yet to be activated by the Govt Need to repair.
06 PlayGround 01 the school and playground boundary is small Need fencing
07 Mandir,Church,and Gumpa 07 Good condition activities are held on regular basis
08 ICDS 04 in ICDS school there is no cc footpath children below 6 years areattending ICDS program
09 Foothpath 09 there are nine cc fothpath which are connect most part of the village villager's effort

Category Boys % Girls %
Below C1-1X 56 6.22 47 5.22
Under Graduate 12 1.33 9 1.00
Graduate and above 11 1.22 1 0.11
TOTAL BOYS 79 8.77 57 6.33

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