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Towards achieving vegetable self-sufficiency

If Bhutan is to achieve vegetable self-sufficiency, the country must produce at least 65,162 Metric Tonnes (MT) of vegetable by the end of the 12th Plan. While the country exported an average of 5,958 MT of vegetables in 2014, 2015 and 2016, it imported an average of 14,354MT vegetables. National …

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A town in need of infrastructure maintenance

The Gomtu town

Unrepaired road, bad drainage system, and lack of streetlights are three major problems Gomtu town currently faces. A resident said the roads have not been repaired or blacktopped for many years. “It gets dirty and dusty,” he said. Residents say that while there are also no streetlights in the core …

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Know Your NC Candidate: Sarpang

Anand Rai Age: 35 years Village: Gakiling Gewog: Gakiling Qualification BA (Hons) History Work experience Educated farmer Why should the people vote for you? I have lived in my village for the past seven years working as an educated farmer. I know the issues that impact the daily lives of …

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Taking services of female health workers to gewogs

The health ministry has come up with two proposals to ensure that the women in the gewogs that do not have female health assistant have access to female health assistants. Health secretary Dr Ugen Dophu said the mobile gynaecological clinic is one alternate to take services of female health assistants …

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Mules and horses transport transmission tower materials

More than 50 horses are deplyed for te construction of 23KM Motanga-Nganglam transmission line.

As motorable roads penetrate into the villages, the use of mules and horses in transporting goods has declined. But the old means of transportation is still being used in Samdrupjongkhar for the construction of 132KB transmission line between Motanga and Nganglam. About 50 horses and mules are involved every day …

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Tsamang PS in Mongar in dire need of repair

Tsamang PS has no budget to repair broken swerage pipes and cracks along the corridor

Students have been living with broken sewerage pipes, cracked corridors and weak railings Sewerage pipes of Tsamang Primary school’s boys’ hostel in Mongar have been broken for more than a year now. This has put the health of 38 students staying there at risk. While they are helpless in addressing …

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Lochoe wards off misfortune and rejuvenates good karma

The three-day Vajrayana conference ended on March 30

An annual ritual held in every household, lochoe, remains significant as an evidence of the flourishing Vajrayana Buddhism in the country. This was revealed during the three-day Vajrayana conference held in Thimphu last week. The principal of Drolung Retreat Center in Thimphu,  Khenpo Sonam, said lochoe was first introduced by …

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Education, teachers, challenges, and beyond…

Our teachers are confused. They are confused with reason. But Education Minister Norbu Wangchuk has made it plain what is what. And this is important. The whole confusion erupted because of half-baked media reports that came out some days ago. Teachers do not need teaching licence because they are professionals …

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Tsheringma Drupchu block opens to traffic

The roadblock at Zalamchu in Tsheringma Drupchu opened to traffic yesterday evening (Photo: DoR)

The roadblock at Zalamchu in Tsheringma Drupchu opened to traffic yesterday evening. Zalamchu is about 25km away from Trongsa towards Wangduephodrang. The road was closed to traffic since the night of March 31 after the landslide and two huge boulders fell on the road. Few metres away from the block, …

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