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Wetland fallow for want of water

Shortage started after water was channeled to supply to the town

Land: If Zhemgang is one of the poorest dzongkhag in the country, fallowing of agricultural land is not helping the dzongkhag.  More than 270 acres of wetland belonging to over 100 households in Trong and Dangkhar, Pam and Krasphay villages has gone fallow from shortage of irrigation water.

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Bajo town gets a facelift

With the inauguration of a mani dungkhor, basketball court and the centenary farmers’ markets

Facilities: The inauguration of a mani dungkhor (prayel wheels), basketball court and a farmers’ vegetable market were some of the activities in Wangduephodrang that were dedicated to the 60th birth anniversary celebrations of the Fourth Druk Gyalpo on November 9.

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Pilots pledge Nu 12M to RENEW

As the organization increases its programmes and services, it is experiencing financial constraints and sees such local support as the solution 

Community: The Bhutanese pilots of both airlines have pledged to donate at least Nu 1.2 million annually to NGO RENEW (Respect, Educate, Nurture and Empower Women) for the next ten years.

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Paro airport arrival terminal inaugurated

The new terminal will more than double the airport's capacity to handle passengers 

Aviation: The new arrival terminal at Paro international airport was inaugurated by HRH Gyaltshab Jigme Dorji Wangchuck on November 9.

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One Gewog One Product to empower communities

Gewog: Sixty different products of art and craft, agriculture and dairy, herbs, packaged food, spices, and pickles among others were launched as a part of the One Gewog One Product (OGOP) organized by the Queen’s Project office.

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