Chhukha dzongkhag is the point of entry into western and central Bhutan from India. Its Dungkhag (sub divisional hub. The dzongkhag, is the commercial hub. The dzongkhag was established in April 1987 with a population of about 84,203.
The dzongkhag spans over an area of about 1,875.65sqq.km.and is located at an elevation ranging from 160 to 4,480 meters above sea level. Chukha is connected to the capital city, Thimphu with double lane motor road and local transport buses ply every hour. Farm roads have reached to almost every gewogs and similar is the case with other facilities like drinking water, electricity and mobile network, etc. Phuentsholing, a major town, is the entry point for imports as well the exit points for exports. The Dzongkhag has Chhukha Hydro Power and the Tala Hydro Power, which are the key sources of national income. Pasakha is an industrial township.
Despite favorable climatic conditions of hot wet summers and in some part, due to lack of adequate farm infrastructure and connectivity. Majority of the people depend on livestock and subsistence agricultural farming. Paddy is the major food crop. Mandarin, potato and cardamom are the principal cash crops in the Dzongkhag. Chukha has one Thromde, one Dungkhag and 11 gewogs.