Tanden Zangmo

Super grass: a solution to fodder shortage


A new hybrid grass called Pakchong Napier, which is gaining popularity among dairy farmers in Bhutan, could be the answer to fodder shortage in the country. Nutritious, fast growing and high-yielding this super grass, which claims to contain 16 to 18 % crude protein of a paddy straw feed, is …

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20 youth drop outs take up farming due to farm mechanization


A group of 20 youth in Gyserling gewog, Dagana, who dropped out of the education system, have come together to take up farming. The group was encouraged by the recent visit of agriculture minister who suggested they submit proposals to the Regional Livestock Development Center (RLDC) and Agriculture Research Development …

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Rotarians stress on Responsible Entrepreneurship towards Sustainable Development  

PM addresses the Rotarians from 10 different countries

Rotarians from 10 different countries participated inthe maiden club conference organized by Rotary Club of Thimphu titled-‘Responsible Entrepreneurship towards Sustainable Development’. The three day long conference commenced from Friday with overwhelming number of Rotarians turn out to deliberate on the knowledge and experience of Rotary and Rotarians around the world. …

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A database on Waterbirds

The Annual Waterbird count initiated by Ugyen Wangchuck Institute of Conservation and Environment (UWICE) in Bumthang under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests has captured a range of water- birds species including the most endangered species like white-bellied Heron, Black necked Crane and Pallas’s Fish Eagle. This is the institute’s …

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A Commercial watermelon boom

Following the successful commercial plantation of watermelon in Mongar and Trashiyangtse, more farmers in the east are taking up large-scale plantation of this healthy fruit. A team from the ARDC sub-centers in Lingmethang and Khangma, have also introduced the program in a 4 acre area in Phuntshothang, Samdrupjongkhar dzongkhag, cultivated …

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Heavy new penalties for littering and waste

Littering and illegal disposal of garbage will be levied heavy fines according to the amended Waste Prevention and Management Rules. This was done following the national cleaning campaign held on December 9 to commemorate a decade of His Majesty’s Reign. Agriculture and Forest minister Yeshey Dorji said such stern provisions …

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