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Water problem seeps into Gosarling

It’s been more than a year since the people of Tsirang have grappled water crisis. And presently the farm works in Gosarling gewog have come to a near-standstill. “It’s been months that we didn’t do any work in our field because there is no water or rainfall in the village. …

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Porous borders: a boon for goons, bane for the law

To contain illegal trades in the northern and southern ends of the country is a most challenging task for Bhutanese law enforcement authorities. As a result, illegal trading of medicinal plants is up and on the rise. Trans-boundary illegal collection of medicinal plants is rampant in Bhutan although enforcement officials …

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Change in import method will not affect vegetable vendors

The announcement, of the Food Corporation of Bhutan (FCB) as the wholesale agent for all the vegetable vendors was a cause for concern among the vendors who are already worried over the Royal Monetary Authority (RMA)’s decision to stop issuing Indian Rupee from June first week. Lyonchen Jigmi Y. Thinley, …

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New SAARC Secretary General

“Bhutan has not only progressed but has matured a lot in its political system since its transition to democracy,” said the new SAARC Secretary General Ahmed Saleem who made his first visit to Bhutan since he assumed the post last March. During his visit he met with Bhutanese counterparts from …

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On the hunt for a chairman

Being rendered handicapped with the resignation of the chairman, Tashi Yangyel Community Forests (CF) of Wangbama village under Genyen gewog is currently on the hunt for a new chairman who could manage their chunk of forests. A series of CF management groups meetings to elect the new chairman had concluded …

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Construction of six mills

Three oil expeller and three flour mills which will benefit about 174 households will be constructed in the Gewog. The shed construction of these six mills will be constructed with the Constituency Development Grant (CDG) budget of almost 0.2 mn. However, one oil expeller and one flour mill will be …

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