MoA exploring higher yielding rice with shorter growing time

Although Bhutan aims to achieve food security through increasing the production of cereal crops especially rice the effort has been mired with many challenges such as lack of irrigation water and loss of potential wetland to the developmental activities. According to a study carried out by the Research Development Centre …

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World Health Day to highlight food safety

The World Health Day – 2015, under the theme ‘From Farm to Plate, Make Food Safe’ will be celebrated in Phuentsholing on April 7. The day will bring focus on the need to strengthen food safety systems in and between all countries as our food supply becomes increasingly globalized. A …

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BCCI and MoAF launch commercial agriculture competition

In efforts to encourage agribusiness, the Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) along with the Department of Agriculture and Marketing Cooperatives (DAMC), Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, is holding a RNR (Renewable Natural Resources) Innovative Business Idea Competition 2015. The competition will select and promote the innovative and cost …

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Crowd control and safety issues at Changlimithang


Although there were thousands of football fans and enthusiasts filling every single seat in the Changlimithang National Stadium during second leg of the World Cup qualifying match played on March 17, however, hundreds more spectators wanted to be let into the stadium. They left disappointed as they were denied entry …

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Lack of drinking and irrigation water in Chukha


Finding safe drinking water is one of the biggest challenges faced by rural communities, apart from the lack of irrigation water, human wildlife conflict, farm labour shortage and access to market. Such challenges have hindered the pace of gaining food-sufficiency, nutritional improvement and the income generation capacity of the farmers. …

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RBP investigating English Paper II leak

Those involved in the English II paper leakage will be dealt as per the procedures and law said the Prime Minister during the 15th Meet-the Press held yesterday. Lyonchhen said the law required for the examination authority, Bhutan Council for Secondary Examinations and Assessment (BCSEA), to provide their findings to …

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More clean fuel for Bhutan by 2017

A more refined and environment-friendly Euro IV fuel will be available in Bhutan by first month of 2017. This was decided at the third-term signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Trade Department, Ministry of Economic Affairs, and the Executive Director, West Bengal, Indian Oil Corporation limited (IOCL), Y.K …

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