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Fire hazards

In the end, nature always triumphs.

After much media buzz and public adoration in its first few days of firefighting in front of a large audience, the government’s helicopter remained on the ground as the Chuzom fire burned thousands of acres of forest.

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LG elections need state support

It looks like local government (LG) elections could become a sad affair in our much-exalted system of governance. In a democracy, every little part has their role to play. No institution is too big or too small. Are we reducing LG to a trifling that will not matter whether or not it exists?

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Preventing forest fires

With seven forest fire incidents in the last five days since Losar, it has been a busy start to the New Year for forestry officials and others who are engaged in battling the flames. This is the fire season and we can expect many more.

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A good opportunity

The government’s plan of recruiting youth at dzong construction sites, as envisaged, would solve two problems simultaneously. While ensuring workers in the form of young unemployed people, it will also help solve the labour shortage problem.

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Let them eat thukpa

Common sense has prevailed. The government has made the right decision in allowing street hawkers or vendors to ply their trade on the streets of Thimphu city.

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Moving on

Celebration mood is still on as we lazily pull ourselves to work from a long weekend that was full of activity.

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Water: solving the problem of plenty

There cannot be greater irony than the fact that even as we swim in the humongous abundance of water we should feel the want of it. Bhutan has one of the highest per capita availability of water in the world, yet households in parts of our country increasingly face absolute shortage of water. Lack of water for irrigation has led many rural folks to leave their land uncultivated and abandon their ancestral home in utter desperation.

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