Kunphenling Tibetan settlement was established in 1978. The Ministry of Home and Rehabilitation of the Government of India provided the necessary assistance to rehabilitate 1000 Tibetan refugees in the developing area in south Sikkim. A total of 600 acre of land has been sanctioned for the settlement, of which 300 acres were initially given to the settlement.
Location of the settlement
This settlement is situated at Ravangla 66 Km from Namchi Dzong, South Sikkim.
Altitude, Temperature and Rainfall
The altitude of the settlement is 2134 meters above sea level with an average temperature of 20.43° Centigrade.
Livelihood of the Settlers
Most of the original families have a small piece of agricultural land for their living. Besides agricultural, the settlers are engaged in carpet weaving at Settlement carpet weaving center.
The settlement office is the principle post and only representative of the Department of Home, Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), Dharamsala. The settlement officer is the charge with overall control of running affairs and the welfare of the settlement people. This settlement diversified into seven village with average of 45 family in each village.
|School:||1 primary school up to class 8th std.&1crèches|
|Health:||Branch of modern allopathic dispensary & Tibetan traditional medical center.|
|Co-operative Society:||The settlement has a Multipurpose Co-operative Society Registered under the Indian Co-operative Societies Act 1970. The Co-operative Society provide necessary services under the folowing different section to meet the need of the settlers such as: Fair Price shop, Carpet Center, Workshop, Restaurant and Guest house|