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Another arrow victim, this time in S/J

Archery: A 32-year-old man is recovering from an arrow injury in Guwahati hospital, after a compound bow’s arrow was removed from his right leg. The incident happened in Samdrupjongkhar on July 26, when the man, a corporate employee, was practising with his friends for the upcoming Yangphel archery tournament to be held in Thimphu. The doctor from Samdrupjongkhar hospital said, a CT scan showed that the arrow had gone through the calf muscles and come out from the other side. “Luckily, there was no bone [... Read More]

DoR to construct and maintain GC roads


The dzongkhag handed over seven roads following instructions from MoWHS Chukha: Following an instruction from the works and human settlement ministry, Chukha dzongkhag yesterday handed over all the gewog connectivity (GC) roads to the department of roads (DoR). Chukha will be the first dzongkhag to hand over GC roads, after the cabinet instructed the ministry to take over all the roads in 205 gewogs. As per the letter received from the ministry on May 1, the dzongkhag handed over seven GC roads to the regional [... Read More]

Country’s first diploma course in survey

First batch begins program this month at Jigme Namgyel polytechnic Dewathang: The first batch of 39 students is all set to start their diploma course in survey at the Jigme Namgyel polytechnic in Dewathang. The program, which began this month, is the first designed in Bhutan where students will be trained to become surveyors. Jigme Namgyel polytechnic’s director, (Dr) Andu Dukpa, said the course was introduced, based on studies conducted by the institute in 2008 and 2010.  The study found that most organisations in the [... Read More]

Nganglam’s milky way


A group of former orchard farmers has hit upon a winning formula Cooperative: By 7am, 36-year-old Tao Zangmo is ready to deliver her milk. She pulls a wide brimmed white hat off the mud wall of her house, tosses a bag of milk on her back, and marches out. “I have to reach Nganglam by at least 8am,” she says as she walks briskly under a blazing sun. She is delivering five litres of milk to a one-stop shop established in Nganglam town, an hour’s [... Read More]

Borehole solution to water shortage problem


A temporary measure to a perennial scarcity until the town master plan is ready S/j Thromde: Although a temporary measure, Samdrupkongkhar residents will get some relief from the perennial water shortage issue, with the thromde planning to dig a borehole to tap underground water. The plan also includes reviving the existing defunct dug well to supplement water distribution and tap water from nearby streams as an immediate measure. Residents have been facing water shortage for decades without a possible solution to the issue. Samdrupjongkhar thrompon [... Read More]

Colour code bid for S/J buildings


The thromde awaits MoWHS approval for its four-shade cap proposal Township: If Samdrupjongkhar thromde’s proposal comes through, most of the buildings in the thromde will look alike, at least in colour. The thromde had proposed to paint all buildings in four colours and is awaiting approval from the ministry of works and human settlement. They proposed both residential and commercial buildings to be painted grey, white, dark yellow,  earth colour (mud) and sandalwood coloured.  There will be no pink, red, green or blue buildings. Samdrupjongkhar [... Read More]

Bapta-Gonpawung chiwog gets a farm road


GDG: The gewog development grant (GDG) came as a boon for people of Bapta-Gonpawung chiwog in Decheling because it helped connecting the chiwog to the rest of Pemagatshel. Decheling’s gewog administrative officer, Pema Tenzin, said Nu 300,000 was allocated to construct the 1.3km farm road after villagers repeatedly raised the issue in the gewog tshogdu.  He said the road was in the Plan but during its review, other chiwogs were given priority for a farm road. But gewog officials were later informed that all proposed [... Read More]

Eastern farmers upbeat about potato prices


Both the red and white varieties have fetched better returns at the auction yard than last year Agriculture: If the current price of potato at the Food corporation of Bhutan (FCB) auction yard in Samdrupjongkhar is any indication, farmers of the six eastern dzongkhags could enjoy a fruitful potato season. Since the auction began on June 1, both red and white potatoes have been fetching good prices.  It averaged Nu 20 a kg for red potatoes against Nu 16 per kg in 2013 during the [... Read More]

Initiative to insure against wildlife depredation

RMNP: Villagers of Norbugang chiwog are benefitting from the gewog’s initiative to have their own crop insurance account. Without any crop insurance scheme with the financial institutions in the country, officials of the Royal Manas National ark (RMNP) helped the farmers form an insurance management group in 2012 and created a group account with Bank of Bhutan.  The park deposited Nu 100,000 as seed money and each member then deposited Nu 100 annually in the account. The group started off with 30 households and it [... Read More]

Norbugang spared citrus blight


Farmers are thanking their lucky stars for healthy orange orchards Mandarin: While neighbouring villages are battling diseases like citrus blight, villages in Norbugang, Pemagatshel are expecting a good mandarin harvest. The main cash crop of the villagers has also received a boost with a farm road connecting the gewog to Nganglam dungkhag in 2010. Norbugang farmers consider themselves ‘lucky’ for citrus blight has not affected their trees, although the neighbouring gewogs of Decheling and Chokholing have been infested. In Norbuling, each farmer owns almost 500 [... Read More]

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