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Reliable data crucial to achieve SDG: MoAF

The SP-RNRS is expected to bring better coordination and help build capacity in the ministry  Data: Bhutan will conduct its first international standard agriculture census next year to meet crucial data input in fulfilling the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals 2030. Bhutan has been lauded for its achievements with the millennium …

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The great Punakha Dromchoe

Festival: The courtyard of Punakha dzong was once again transformed into a battlefield as 136 pazaps (traditional warriors) from eight-western-clan recreated the 17th century war scenes on the third day of Punakha-Dromchoe, yesterday.

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Olakha workshop treatment plant defunct

Workshop owners say nobody visited the plant in the last three years

Pollution: Five years ago, an effluent treatment plant was installed at the Olakha automobile workshop to treat waste that was otherwise flowing into the Olarongchu (river) flowing below.

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Gasa’s cooperative go for organic potatoes and garlic

Agriculture: Gasa’s first cooperative group that was formed a few months ago hopes to sell around five to 10 metric tonnes of organic potatoes this year. The Gasa Rangzhing Sanam Detsen has 51 members and is the first and only cooperative group registered under the Cooperative Act of Bhutan, 2009. …

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Development lures people back to roots

Rural: Gungtong may be a rising issue in the east of the country but exactly opposite is the reality in the south. People who abandoned their ancestral homes in the past are now returning from the urban centres where they have been scraping a living for a good many years.

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