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Cooperatives run high in Mongar

Dairy: The 42 households of Thengnabi and Jabana produce 280 litres of milk a day to Thengnabi Milk Dairy Cooperative. Every households these two villages have a maximum three Jersy cows. The cooperative has appointed nine thuemi. Tharpa Gyeltshen, 35, was elected as a thuemi. His role is to collect …

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Bodhgaya gifts holy tree sapling

Visit: On behalf of the government and the people of India, the union minister of state for youth affairs, Sarbananda Sonowal, presented Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay with a Bodhi tree sapling at Bodhgaya on Saturday. Receiving the sapling on behalf of His Majesty The King and the people of Bhutan, …

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Dwindling sharecropping tradition

Although their increased demands are being met, lands are fallowing Agriculture: With only a small parcel of land and four mouths to feed, Kakam, a young and energetic mother, decided to cultivate more rice.  She asked a landowner to let her work on her fields and offered 50 percent of …

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Agriculture to support central school initiative

The ambitious program aims at no less a lofty goal than food self sufficiency SAP: The school agriculture program (SAP) has been identified as one of the means to sustain the central and autonomous schools, agriculture ministry officials said. The SAP task force, including officials from education ministry, will soon …

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All health products have to be registered hence

The move has been prompted by the unregulated sale and use of various supplements Guidelines: All health products that claim to have medicinal properties to cure or treat various illnesses will have to be registered with the Drug Regulatory Authority (DRA), as required by the recently released health supplement guidelines. …

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Charity donates equipment for physically challenged Bhutanese

Disability: The Disabled Persons’ Association of Bhutan (DPAB) yesterday received assistive devices worth about Nu 800,000 from a United Kingdom based charity, Physio Net. British Honorary Consul to Bhutan, Michael Rutland on behalf of Physio Net, handed over the equipment- hospital and physiotherapy equipment, wheelchairs, mobility items and ancillary supplies …

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Chumey mini hydel closed

A project is in the pipeline to give the plant a complete overhaul Hydropower: After generating power for 25 years, the Chumey mini hydel project in Bumthang has remained closed for more than a year now following a major mechanical break down due to dilapidation of crucial operational machines like …

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No amenities in Dagana town

This is two years after residents moved to the new location Development: Dagana dzongkhag has a fairly new town. But two years after businesspeople moved to the new township, amenities of a town like proper drainage system, internal road networks and proper connected drinking water are still missing. Shopkeepers of …

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Energy cooperation to be strengthened

10,000 MW by 2020 target to be reviewed Visit: Hydropower was a key area of discussion during Lyonchhoen Tshering Tobgay’s official visit to Gujarat and Delhi. Although it is certain that the target of generating 10,000 MW of electricity by 2020 would not be possible, the government of India (GoI) …

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