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Bleething & Namstering under Indo- Bhutan Sector.

1.0 Location and its connectivity.

Kenzamane is located under Zemithang administrative circle of Tawang District, Arunachal Pradesh. Zemithang is connected to Tawang by two roads, i.e, via T.G Road 96 Kms passing through Y junction to Tawang and via Lumla (48 Kms) from Zemithang covering 95 Kms. Both the roads are metalled and well- maintained by Border Road organization and are in all weather road.

2.0 Trade activities in Dongshengmang & Bleething.

Trade intercourse in between the local people of both Bhutan and Tawang & West Kameng have been carried on in traditional way since time immemorial. However, in order to facilitate the traders of both side and to boost the Trade & Commerce activities, an agreement was signed in between the Royal Kingdom of Bhutan and the Government of Republic of India on 28th February, 1995 which identified 12 more trade route as Free Trade Routes. Most of our local people inhabiting in the border areas of Indo- China border generally prefer to go to Bhutan for shopping to meet their daily requirements instead of coming to Tawang due to distant factor. The Cultural, Social, racial and religions affinity of both the local people of Bhutan and Tawang and West Kameng (India) help social intercourse and intermingling which directly encourage for growth and development of Trade & Commerce activities in the region. During ‘TORGYA’ and ‘Gorsam’ festivals, thousands of Bhutanese pay visit to Tawang Monastery every year and similarly, thousands of our local people also pay visit to Bhutan during ‘CHURTEM KORA’ and ‘GOMBEY KORA’ as Buddhism is followed in both sides.

3.0 Trade items being exported/ imported in the area.

Following are the items of Export from India to Bhutan.

i. Rice
ii. Salt
iii. Mustard oil
iv. Rapeseed oil
v. Wooden containers
vi. Bamboo mate
vii. Ropes
viii. Carpet
ix. Wooden mask
x. Tanka painting
xi. Wooden wool
xii. Chokey
xiii. Furniture etc

4.0 Following are the items of import from India to Bhutan

i. Animal fats
ii. Ghee
iii. Dry vegetable
iv. Todung
v. Millet
vi. Soya bean
vii. Orange
viii. Peanuts
ix. Red chilies
x. Bhutanese Rum
xi. Blanket
xii. Gold
xiii. Turquoise
xiv. Card pear etc

5.0 Infrastructure development in the area.

The department has taken up promising schemes under ASIDE funded under 100% Central assistance by the Ministry of Trade and Commerce, Govt. of India for development of infrastructures in the area.

Various infrastructures created by the department so far for the development of Trade Centre/points under Indo-Bhutan sector are as under.


Name of scheme/project

Amount in Lakhs

Physical achievement as on date



Road formation cutting at Dongshemang
(01 Km)



Sanctioned during 2006-07


C/o Bailey bridge (30.M span) over Tawangcho river for connecting to trade point





C/o residential building at Dongshemang T-III one unit





C/o residential building at Dongshemang, Bachelor barrack





C/o residential building at Bongkhar barrack 5 units





C/o residential building at Dongshemang, Type-II 01 unit





C/o residential building at Dongshemang., Type-IV 01 unit





C/o residential building at Bongkhar, Type-III 02 units





C/o residential building at Bongkhar, Type –II 01 unit





C/o residential building at Bongkhar, Type-I 02 units










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