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Potato crops affected by blight in Chukha

Chukha consists of 11 gewogs, of which Chapcha and Bjabcho gewogs produce almost 90 percent of the total potato production in Chukha. However, the production level has been affected by annual cases of Potato Tuber Moth (PTM). PTM attacks Solanaceous crops with potato being favored. According to farmers, potatoes that …

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Tshimasham and Tshimalakha worried about bypass impact

Not everyone is  happy with the Damchu-Chukha bypass opening. Villagers who have business establishments in Tshimasham and Tshimalakha are now worried. The Chukha Dzongda, Minjur Dorji, said that the bypass road will have a few negative impacts on the people in the two gewogs. He said, “The hoteliers in Tshimasham …

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Thimphu’s big construction boom and its impact

From the dark days of 2012-2014 when even ongoing construction was frozen and loans were not available for the housing and construction sector, Bhutan is now experiencing a big construction boom in the last few years with this year seeking peak construction. A big part of this construction boom is …

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5 lives lost within a week due to monsoon landslides

Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) has issued a travel advisory to commuters and labourers working at road construction sites. The monsoon causes the soil to become loose and makes it for a dangerous time to travel. Just within a week’s time, five lives were lost in two different landslides. All five …

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