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Literacy rate data collection in progress

All the Gewog Administration Officers (GAO) are collecting literacy rate data of the age group 13 years and above. It started on 16 April and is being done in all the gewogs of Tsirang. By the end of the month the data has to be submitted to the Ministry of Education (MoE). “We visit each gewog and we try …

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Three farm roads to boost organic farming

To boost pure organic farming of buckwheat and wheat, three farm roads havebeen constructed in Ura gewog, Bumthang so far. A 3.2 km farm road was constructed in Pangkhar Chiwog for which the villagers contributed labor. The gewog was provided with an excavator for free by the government but the fuel is bought from the community budget of Nu 1 …

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Road repair leads to irrigation channel damage

Repair works on the road which leads to Dago Phug goenpa has led to damaged irrigation channels and hume pipes which were at the sides. These irrigation channels and hume pipes fed water to the fields of around 20 village households. The people in the village have taken the matter to the dzongkhag but no response was received.

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Mule track completed in two days

A mule track near Khandupang in Ura gewog took just two days to complete.The track is on the way to Zhemgang near Thrumshingla and was constructed by villagers who were paid Nu 160 per day.A total of Nu 0.2 mn was spent to complete the track. “Around 196 households from the gewog is benefitted by the track”, said the Gewog …

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Farm road to alleviate wildlife fears

A 350-km farm-road was inaugurated around twoweeks back from Nobgang to Thruelum . The estimated budget for the farm road is Nu 0.2 mn and is expected to benefit 38 households. “Villagers used to walk one to two hours to reach the nearest road point which is usually covered by thick forest during monsoon and there used to be threats …

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30 Households involved in Thram disputes

Out of 365 households in Gozhi gewog, 30 of them are involved in disputes over thrams.According to Gozhi Gup Prem Kumar Dahal, the gewog administration is updating the thrams with the help of National Land Commission(NLC) officials.All the land records, the arrangement of buyers and purchaser of lands were accurately recorded since then.There was one situation where two brothers had a …

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The radio chronicles

Radio in Bhutan has come a long way when with just a table, three chairs and a transmitter rented from a local telegraph office in Thimphu, the first radio station of Bhutan was formed by a voluntary group of youths known as the National Youth Association of Bhutan (NYAB) on 11 Nov, 1973. The initial broadcasts were news and …

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Motorists fined for using a parking zone that is yet to open

Within a span of a week, many motorists have paid a penalty of Nu 750 by parking between the craft bazaar and Bhutan Development Finance Corporation (BDFC) building, not knowing that they are violating traffic rules. This stretch is a much awaited parking zone but incomplete and though it will be open only from July 1, motorists …

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