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100 mahaseers implanted with radio transmitters

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100 golden and chocolate Mahaseers, both of which are freshwater fishes of the Himalayan rivers, have been successfully implanted with radio transmitters, which will help conservationists understand its migration, habitat and baseline population. The transmitters are coded radio tags programmed to emit a coded signal every three seconds and lasts …

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Community forests strengthen community bonds

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Community Forest has not only helped people effectively protect and manage forests and other natural resources within proximity of villages but has also brought communities together. In the recent fire in Paro where a house was gutted, community forest members of Druk Thuenpa Puenzhi in Dogar gewog came together in …

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Residents in Thimphu complain of water shortage

Thimphu residents in Changzamtog and Changbangdu have complained to Thimphu Thromde regarding drinking water shortages that has persisted for weeks. Upper Motithang, Lower Chubachu and Changiji areas have also suffered water shortages while it was not enough in several other areas. Pema Wangmo, 36, who lives in Changbangdu said that …

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Govt farm hits Sarpang Cooperative

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Ever since the agriculture ministry established two mega poultry farms with 80,000 birds, the smaller privately run poultry unit in Sarpang has been struggling to find a market for their produce. According to the Chairman of Sarpang Layers Cooperatives (SLC), Nima Lama, poultry owners are struggling with various problems. The …

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Super grass: a solution to fodder shortage

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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

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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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