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Learning from experience

The country’s budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year has been revealed.

One of the highlights of the budget includes the government’s proposal for a Dzongkhag Development Grant (DDG) of Nu 7 million for each dzongkhag.

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Reclaiming our soul?

At a time when our arable land is increasingly becoming smaller, it is reassuring to learn that agriculture ministry is making efforts to reclaim cultivable land.

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Cleaning house

The exit-survey conducted by the Tourism Council last year has revealed that road conditions topped complaints from tourists.

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Managing our land sustainably

Bhutan is losing about 3.34 tonnes of topsoil per hectare every year. Where sustainable land management techniques and practices are not implemented, soil loss increases eightfold to 24.61 tonnes a hectare.

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Deja vu?

The Paro dzongkhag tshogdu has decided to have uniform signboards throughout Paro. This is a welcome move, that should apply to all dzongkhags, but only as long as the uniformity is restricted to a certain level.

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Calling voters and candidates to the polls

More than 3,000 aspirants have passed functional literacy test (FLT) for the upcoming local government elections. Election commission’s efforts to take the message of adult franchise to the farthest pockets of the country seem to have paid off. It deserves our commendations.

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