Vision * "A self reliant Dzongkhag co-existing in peace and harmony with enhanced socio-economic standards, rich natural resources and cultural heritage" * Mission * “To enhance rural livelihood with good local governance in line with culture and environment” * དམིགས་དོན་གཅོད་པ། * ཕན་བདེ་བརྟན་རྒྱས་ལྡན་པའི་ས་གནས་གཞུང་གིས་ལམ་སྲོལ་དང་རང་བཞིན་རྒྱུ་ཁུངས་གཉིས་དང་བསྟུན་གྲོང་གསེབ་འཚོ་བའི་ཐུན་རྐྱེན་གོང་འཕེལ་གཏང་ནི། * འཆར་སྣང་བསམ་གྲུབ་ལྗོངས་མཁར། * རྒྱུན་བརྟན་རང་འདྲོངས་ཅན་དང་ཞི་བདེ་མཐུན་བསྒྲིག་མཉམ་དུ་གནས་ཏེ་མི་སྡེ་དཔལ་འབྱོར་གྱི་གནས་ཚད་ཡར་འཕར་སོང་བའི་རང་བཞིན་ཐོན་སྐྱེད་ཀྱི་འབྱོར་པ་དང་ལམ་སྲོལ་རྒྱུད་བཟང་ལྡན་པའི་ལྗོངས་སུ་བསྒྲགས་ནི།

Sustainable Rural Biomass Energy Project (SRBEP) 2014-2015
Report on Awareness and Advocacy Programme

 

The following officials (Dzongkhag Level Committee Members) proceeded to execute awareness and advocacy programme on the Sustainable Rural Biomass Energy (SRBE) Project to all 11 Gewogs under Samdrupjongkhar Dzongkhag as per the directives of the project coordinator upon approval granted by honorable Dasho Dzongdag on 22nd July, 2014.

  1. Ngawang Tshering,  Sr. DEO,  SRBE Project Focal Person, Education Sector;
  2. Karma Leki, DzFO, Committee Member;
  3. Sonam Gyelpo, Dzongkhag Environment Officer, Committee Member.

 Upon arrival at the concerned Gewog Centre, the Dzongkhag Level SRBE Project Committee members presented the following programmes to Gewog Officials (Gewog Thrizin, Adm,  Mangmi & Tshokpas) to further advocate to the general public under their jurisdiction to avoid future complications from the beneficiaries.

  1. The Background of the SRBE Project
  2. The Formation of Committee Members (Dzongkhag & Gewog Level)
  3. Roles & Responsibilities of the Committee Members
  4. Distribution of improve fuel wood efficiency stoves using the 'Test Model' and criteria
  5. Submission of name list duly endorsed by the committee members 

 

1. Background

 The Background of the SRBE Project was presented in both medium (English & Dzongkha) in slide show to all Gewog Officials.  The project title "Bhutan Sustainable Rural Biomass Energy (SRBE)"

funded by the GEF, UNDP and other development partners is a joint venture under taken by the Department of Renewable Energy, Ministry of Economic Affairs and the implementing partner, the Non Formal and Continuing Education Division (NFCED), DAHE, Ministry of Education.                        

"The SRBE is a 3 year programme which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emission through the adoption of sustainable production and utilization of biomass in Bhutan. Recognizing the manpower limitation of the Department of Renewable Energy (DRE) to implement the project at grassroots level, the DRE collaborated with the DAHE to implement the pilot project in Trashigang Dzongkhag in 2013."

 

Upon successful implementation of pilot test at Trashing Dzongkhag, the project decided to provide to all 20 Dzongkhags in phase wise… Phase I. Eastern Cluster; Phase II: Central Cluster; Phase III: Western Cluster.

  

In an attempt to bring down the overall cost of the stove so as to make it affordable to the general public, a national consultant was hired by the Project to review the existing design of improved cook stoves (Austrian Design) and reduce metallic parts without compromising the thermal efficiency. To this effect, the consultant has redesigned the following stoves:

3-pot cook stove

2-pot cook stove

Fodder stove

 

 

Anticipated Targets

Description

Cook Stoves

Fodder Stoves

Heating Stove

Target (Numbers)

13,600

5,200

1,200

 

In general, Samdrup Jongkhar Dzongkhag revives a total of 737 stoves (426 cook stoves & 311 fodder stoves).

The comparison of the old design and modified design were also presented clearly to the Gewog Officials as shown in Fig. 7 to 10 below. Although, the earlier design had a little defect of not being provided air feed chamber as shown in figure 7&8.

Austrian Design
(Earlier Designs)

  Modified Design

 

 

The present modified design perfectly works well comparing to the old design. All Gewog Officials comprising of Gewog Thrizin, Gewog Administrative Officer, Mangmi, Gewog Tshokpas (each Gewog has a minimum of 5 Tshokpas) were advocated on the usefulness and the benefit of the present stove. Further, they were oriented to disseminate the same information to individual house hold for they are the actual recipient of the project.

 

 

Next, the process of constructing stoves was theoretically presented and also in visual form to make them understand clearly as shown below:

The Gewog officials were explained the details of constructing stove and usage of materials. The actual dimension of the box must be the same throughout; otherwise the metallic parts will not fit exactly. All measurements shall be provided by the NFEIs during the time of construction as per the action plans submitted by the individuals or Tshokpas/GLC.


Further, the committee informed to all Gewog Level Committee members, the quality of soil, where the top soil is not advisable to use for containing of rich humus and other materials which would affect the quality of stove.

 

 

2. The Formation of Committee Members 

The formation of committee members were presented and made clear, the importance of such committee members both in the Dzongkhag and at the Gewog Level. The Dzongkhag Level Committee comprised of the following: 

  1. DEO, SRBE Project Focal person;
  2. Planning Officer, Committee Member;
  3. Dzongkhag Forestry Officer, Committee Member;
  4. Dzongkhag Environment Officer, Committee Member.

 

The roles and responsibilities of the Dzongkhag Level Committee were also clearly presented:

  • Prepare Gewog Wise Stove Distribution Plan using 'Test Model'
  • dvocacy in Gewogs
  • Form Gewog level committee
  • Provide support to Gewog committee, Orientation, advocacy, receive stove lists, monitor, report and construction
  • Submit Gewog/Chewog/village/HHs wise list to NFCED

 


The formation of Gewog Level Committee was mandatory for the smooth and fair distribution to the poor and needy ones. The GLC comprised of the following members:

  1. Gewog Thrizin, SRBE Focal person;
  2. Gewog ADM, Committee Member;
  3. Mangmi,  Committee Member;
  4. All Gewog Tshokpas, Committee Member; and
  5. NFE Instructors.

 

After formation of the GLC, the roles and responsibilities were presented and shall have to strictly follow the distribution guide lines provided.

 

3. Roles and Responsibilities of the Gewog Level Committee Members

The roles and responsibilities of the GLC were clearly advocated as follows:

  • Household wise distribution using Gewog Criteria
  • Advocacy at Gewog Level
  • NFEIs to submit list of additional pipes/elbows required after identifying HHs
  • Submit report to Dzongkhag in the prescribed form (Name/Chiwog/village/HH no./ID No./types of stoves/ sign individually in the form

 

3.1.1.      Roles and responsibilities of NFEIs

  • Submit construction action plan,  and seek approval from DEO
  • Initiate making of bricks and construction of stoves in individual houses
  • Follow strictly designs/measurements of stoves as per the specifications given
  • Submit completion report and TADA  entitlement  through Dzongkhag Education office in line to  Tour Approval

 

 

4. Distribution of improve fuel wood efficiency stoves using the 'Test Model' and Criteria to each Gewog:

 

Total Distribution (pi-chart)

 

Allocation number

Population

10%

74

Poverty

30%

221

Transportation

30%

221

Households

30%

221

Total  allocated numbers by Gewog

100%

737

  

Gewog 

Population

Poverty

Transportation

Households

Corresponding allocation

Grant

Population-2

Poverty-2

Transsportation-2

Households-2

Total

Actual

Dewathang

3614

30

20

440

7

12

4

21

44

45

Gomdhar

5018

44

71

609

10

18

13

29

70

72

Orong

4918

42

63

486

10

17

12

23

62

63

Langchenphu

2095

55

192

244

4

22

36

12

74

78

Lauri

4411

61

229

543

9

25

43

26

102

106

Martshalla

4459

45

81

504

9

18

15

24

66

68

Pemathang

2655

56

78

310

5

23

14

15

57

60

Phuntshothang

4590

46

68

690

9

19

13

33

73

75

Serthi

2770

54

213

374

5

22

40

18

85

89

Samrang

105

57

90

25

105

23

17

1

41

16

Wangphu

3171

56

85

375

6

23

16

18

63

65

Total

37806

546

1190

4600

74

221

221

221

737

737

Note: Samrang being a very small Gewog, the distribution formula does not work fairly unlike others. The committee decided to distribute a lump sum 16 stoves of the 25 households

 

 

Distribution of Cook Stoves

Total Distribution (pi-chart)

 

Allocation number

Population

10%

42

Poverty

30%

125

Transportation

30%

125

Households

30%

125

Total  allocated numbers by Gewog

100%

416

 

 

Gewog

Population

Poverty

Transportation

Households

Corresponding allocation

Grant

Population-2

Poverty-2

Transsportation-2

Households-2

Total

Dewathang

3614

30

20

440

4

8

2

12

26

Gomdhar

5018

44

71

609

6

11

8

17

41

Orong

4918

42

63

486

5

11

7

13

37

Langchenphu

2095

55

192

244

2

14

22

7

45

Lauri

4411

61

229

543

5

16

26

15

61

Martshalla

4459

45

81

504

5

11

9

14

39

Pemathang

2655

56

78

310

3

14

9

8

35

Phuntshothang

4590

46

68

690

5

12

8

19

43

Serthi

2770

54

213

374

3

14

24

10

51

Wangphu

3171

56

85

375

3

14

10

10

38

Total

37701

489

1100

4575

42

125

125

125

416

Samrang

               

10

                 

426

 

Note:Samrang being a very small Gewog, the distribution formula does not work fairly unlike others. The committee decided to distribute a lump sum 10 cook stoves of the 25 households

 

 

Distribution of Fodder Stoves

Total Distribution (pi-chart)

 

Allocation number

Population

10%

31

Poverty

30%

92

Transportation

30%

92

Households

30%

92

Total  allocated numbers by Gewog

100%

305

 

Gewog

Population

Poverty

Transportation

Households

Corresponding allocation

Grant

Population-2

Poverty-2

Transportation-2

Households-2

Total

Dewathang

3614

30

20

440

3

6

2

9

19

Gomdar

5018

44

71

609

4

8

6

12

30

Orong

4918

42

63

486

4

8

5

10

27

Langchenphu

2095

55

192

244

2

10

16

5

33

Lauri

4411

61

229

543

4

11

19

11

45

Martshalla

4459

45

81

504

4

8

7

10

29

Pemathang

2655

56

78

310

2

10

6

6

25

Phuntshothang

4590

46

68

690

4

9

6

14

32

Serthi

2770

54

213

374

2

10

18

7

38

Wangphu

3171

56

85

375

3

10

7

8

28

Total

37701

489

1100

4575

31

92

92

92

305

Samrang

               

6

                 

311

: Samrang being a very small Gewog, the distribution formula does not work fairly unlike others. The committee decided to distribute a lump sum 6 fodder stoves of the 25 households

 

Electricity Connectivity: Priority shall be given to those holds which do not have electricity supply as would mean more dependent on fire wood

 


Electrical cooking appliances
: The households without electrical cooking appliances will be given priority as it could be assumed those households are more likely to use firewood for the purpose of cooking

 

Severity of poverty: Through lack of poverty index at household level has been taken into account, and the judgment will be based on the Gewog Level Committee

 

Family Size:  The Family size will be assessed based on the family members residing currently in the village

 

Remoteness: Remoteness shall be considered as one of the criteria based on the judgment of the Gewog Committee,  as this pertains to the accessibility to other sources of fuel, such as Gas Cylinder, Kerosene or electricity  in some cases

 

Number of Livestock:  The number of livestock will be considered as one of the key criteria especially in terms of fodder cooking stoves.        

                                                 

2.      Submission of name list duly endorsed by the committee members

Lastly, all Gewog committee members were made aware that the most important task is the identifying of the households as per the criteria and must be fairly distributed and submit the name list as per the format provided on or before 15th August, 2014 to enable to compile and forward to NFCED within 25th August by the Dzongkhag Level Committee.

List of selected households to be  distributed Biomass Stoves ( Gewog Working Committee to submit to Dzongkhag Working Committee)

Name of Gewog:

     

Dzongkhag:

       

Sl. No

Name of Applicant

CID No

Tham No

House No.

Village

Stove Type(2/3/fodder)

Chimney Height (ft)

No. of Chimney angles

Contact No.

Remarks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gewog Working Committee:

 

 

Name

Sign

1

Thrizin

 

 

2

NFEI

 

 

3

NFEI

 

 

4

Adm

 

 

5

Mangmi

 

 

6

Tshogpa

 

 

 

The actual construction of stoves in all 11 Gewogs shall begin from December, 2014 to 30th January, 2015 as per the work Plan below:

 

2014

2015

#

Details

Jul

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

Jan

Feb

March

Remarks

1

Training of NFE Instructor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Completed

2

Awareness programme

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

Requisition for stoves

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

Construction of stoves

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

Monitoring

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

Reporting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red

: Advocacy  & awareness program July to August,  2014

 

 

Light Blue                               

: 15th August, 2014 deadline for  submission of requisition of stoves by Gewogs to Dzongkhag

 

Blue

: Mid July to Mid August, Compilation of requisition and submission of  report by 

  Dzongkhag to NFCED,  November t o  Feb. 2015 progress report  and completion  report 

  submission to DAHE, MoE.

 

Green

: End of Nov. 2014 to January 2015 construction of stoves & complete by 30th January

 

Orange

: Monitoring by DHQ & HQ for the construction of stoves

 

 

   
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