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T/gang drops fish production target

MTR: Trashigang dropped its target to produce two metric tonnes (MT) of fish annually following the mid term review (MTR) as the farmers were not keen on starting fisheries.

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Paro thromde election to be delayed

LG: Elections in the Paro dzongkhag thromde will be delayed if the upcoming summer session of Parliament endorses a new map for the thromde. The ECB plans to hold the second phase of thromde elections in July.

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Standards to ensure safe drinking water

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Only 28% of spring and 17% of stream water sources are safe for drinking 

Water: A huge majority, 97.7 percent, of the Bhutanese population may have access to improved drinking water, but what they are consuming is not the safest.

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So that the toilets are clean and odourless

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Initiative:  It’s day four of Paro Tshechu. People from all walks of life have gathered at the Rinpung Dzong to witness the festival. The crowds at the tshechu are in their best of attire, speck and preen all.

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Gida Verdict: Mining companies guilty

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Judiciary: The 29 villagers from Gidawom and Jamdo communities in Thimphu, who took four mining companies to the court over the adverse impacts on their community, health, water, and properties, have emerged victorious.

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Blueprint being made to make TVET attractive

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Education: To address the gap between the industry skills requirements and the supply of trained and competent human capital, technical and vocational education and training (TVET) will become attractive to youth with the framework of a TVET Blueprint.

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Towards safe drinking water

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A three-day regional workshop to review the progress of water quality partnership is underway

Resource: Around 22 urban towns, 270 rural water schemes and 30 institutions in the country are covered by the water safety plan (WSP) while the safety plan has been incorporated in the water regulation and water quality standards.

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My Country, My Town

  • Innovative thinking: A novel cycle stand that addresses the handlebars rather than the front wheel Photo by Dorji Phuntsho
    Innovative thinking: A novel cycle stand that addresses the handlebars rather than the front wheel Photo by Dorji Phuntsho
  • A plethora of pigeons: With no predators around their number will abound Photo by Birkha B. Singer, Thimphu
    A plethora of pigeons: With no predators around their number will abound Photo by Birkha B. Singer, Thimphu
  • Goenpa guard dogs: Feed this trio some tidbits before setting foot on these sacred premises. Photo by Ten Dorji, Barshong PS, Trashigang
  • Catch in the act: Costly high-tech gadgets make sure crime doesn’t pay. Photo by Mon Bahadur Rai
    Catch in the act: Costly high-tech gadgets make sure crime doesn’t pay. Photo by Mon Bahadur Rai