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 Export/ Import of Trade items in the area.
Following are the items of Export from India to Bhutan:-
  • Rice
  • Salt
  • Mustard oil
  • Rapeseed oil
  • Wooden containers
  • Bamboo mate
  • Ropes
  • Carpet
  • Wooden mask
  • Tanka painting
  • Wooden wool
  • Chokey
  • Furniture etc
Following are the items of Import from Bhutan to India:-
  • Animal fats
  • Ghee
  • Dry vegetable
  • Todung
  • Millet
  • Soya bean
  • Orange
  • Peanuts
  • Red chilies
  • Bhutanese Rum
  • Blanket
  • Gold
  • Turquoise
  • Card pear etc

4.0 Infrastructure Development in the region.

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.

Sl. No. Name of Schemes/Projects Amount in Lakhs Physical achievement as on June 2007 Remarks
1 Road formation cutting at Dongshemang (01 Km) 15.00 Sanctioned during 2006-07
2 C/o Bailey bridge (30.M span) over Tawangcho river for connecting to trade point 58.25 -do-
3 C/o residential building at Dongshemang T-III one unit 10.26 -do-
4 C/o residential building at Dongshemang, Bachelor barrack 20.77 -do-
5 C/o residential building at Bongkhar barrack 5 units 25.97 -do-
6 C/o residential building at Dongshemang, Type-II 01 unit 8.03 -do-
7 C/o residential building at Dongshemang., Type-IV 01 unit 15.14 -do-
8 C/o residential building at Bongkhar, Type-III 02 units 20.52 -do-
9 C/o residential building at Bongkhar, Type –II 01 unit 8.03 -do-
10 C/o residential building at Bongkhar, Type-I 02 units 13.90 -do-
Total 195.87