Location of Pangi Valley
Pangi Valley is a tehsil of Kinnaur District of Himachal Pradesh.
Geography of Pangi Valley
This valley in Himachal Pradesh is located in the remote region of the state. Pangi valley is a remote, rugged and poorly developed tribal area. The location of Pangi valley is divided into the Saichu, Hudan Bhatori and Sural Bhatori valleys. These are inhabited at elevations of 7,000 feet (2,100 m) to 11,000 feet (3,400 m) above sea level. Roads are poor, with few of them surfaced. Saach Pass at an altitude of 14,500 feet (4,400 m) is open for vehicular traffic between mid June and October, but closed by heavy snow at other times of the year.
Extension of Pangi Valley
Pangi Valley covers 1,601 square kilometres, and had a population of 17,598 at the 2001 census. Pangi has 16 panchayats and 54 inhabited villages. With recent improvements to the roads, the villagers have started to grow cash crops such as peas, apples and other fruit.
Climate of Pangi Valley
The agro-climatic conditions range between heights of 7,000 feet to 11,000 feet above sea level which is the main characteristics of Pangi Valley. The villages are located within this range of height. The number of revenue villages is 106 but only 54 villages are inhabited.
Culture of Pangi Valley
Pangi Valley is mostly inhabited by Pangwal and Bhoti people, mostly Hindu with some Buddhists. Attempts are being made to develop the area for tourism, trekking through the dramatic scenery. The language spoken by Pangi people is called as Pangwali. Two Linguists are working with Pangi people for Pangwali language development. Phonology, Grammar and discourse analysis has been done. Pangwali literature is under development some titles are Baue pyar- Father’s love stories book, Pangwali-Hindi Grammar book and Manihelu- Proverbs and idioms booklet. All these materials are available in pangi website. In 2013 debut Pangwali language development website was launched in three languages Pangwali, Hindi language and English language.
Tribal Belt in Pangi Valley
Pangi valley is one of the remotest tribal areas of Himachal Pradesh in Kinnaur District. Owing to most difficult access the State government has accorded utmost priority in creating road communication infrastructure and providing connectivity to all the 54 villages of the valley. Consequently, the pace of development has been accelerated to a great extent in all the fields.
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