Location in Nepal
|Coordinates: 26°31′N 87°43′E / 26.51°N 87.71°ECoordinates: 26°31′N 87°43′E / 26.51°N 87.71°E|
|• Type||Juropani VDC|
|Population (2011 )|
|• Total households||2,166|
|Time zone||Nepal Time (UTC+5:45)|
Since, 2073 BS this VDC has become Gauradaha Municipality.
It lies in the southeastern border of Nepal with India. It is located in the southwestern part of the Jhapa District and bordered by Maharanijhoda VDC in the west, Khajurgachhi and Gaurigunj VDC in the South, Gauradaha VDC in the North, Korobari and Mahabhara VDC in the east. It is in the Terai of Nepal. There are 9 wards within this village.
At the time of 2011 Nepal census, it had population of 10,624 with 2,166 living in individual households. Male population was 5,269 and Female population was 5,355. Mostly Brahmans, Chhetri, Jaisi, Kumai, Rajbansi, Sataar(Santhaal) etc. are living here.
Almost all the villagers are dependent on agriculture and the main crop they grow is rice in one season. Other crops are also grown but negligible. Most of the Sataar cast are without land. They work in other peoples land.
Gwaldubba is a place for the trade in this village. Each Tuesday and Friday there is gathering of people for the buying and selling of their product known as Gwaldubba Bazar.
- Recently almost all wards of the village are covered by electricity. The quality of electricity is not so good.
- Probably there are not more than 10 telephone lines in the whole village but cell phone is most popular communication and covered most of the village area.
- There is drinking water system in ward number 7 (Jambadi & Dudhali) and 8 (Guffadi Chowk) in pilot phase. Peoples use water from the tube well and dug well. There is no problem on water quality but arsenic is somewhat of a problem.
- There is one irrigation system but not functioning properly due to budget and irrigation effected people has not got proper solution of landslide on tunnel.
- Farmers have to depend on the rain water. Gauria and Ram Chandre are the major streams flowing throughout the village and both are groundwater fed rivers that have more flow during the rainy seasons. Stream path diversion and encroachment has created flooding many times in the past.
- Bridge construction has just been completed after long time since the construction was commenced. It used to create problems to the peoples in rainy season but now they are all relieved and happy with the bridge on both the rivers.
- Only some parts of the village are connected with the bus service. The college and higher secondary schools are now established in Gwaldubba.