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Bardo still in Bardo One of Bhutan’s most remote and backward gewog, Bardo is still the poetic imagery of its namesake which translates to ‘the intermediate state between life and rebirth’. The gewog even now doesn’t have road connectivity or electricity. Nevertheless, 9 schemes of Rural Water Supply Scheme (RWSS) …

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NCDs account for huge loss of lives and huge expenditure About 250mn people in the South East Asia Region (SEAR) are Smokeless Tobacco (ST) users, this statistical data was presented at the ‘Regional Tobacco Control Program Managers Meeting,’ in Thimphu last July. Among women, ST use is more prevalent than …

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Wild boar rescued by forest officials Human Wildlife Conflict is a common problem in Bumthang dzongkhag and the most visible pests are the wild pigs and the Himalayan black bear. A farmer from Jalikhar village which falls within municipal boundary visited the forest office to request permit for poles. On …

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Pangkhar Previews Shortage of Medicines People of the community fear if Goshing community and Dikala Project workers continue to visit Pangkhar’s Basic Health Unit (BHU), pretty soon, it will run short of supply. Gewog Gup Rinchen Lungten said there would be shortage of medicine in future as government supply is …

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Flash flood threatening the lives of villagers Three houses are on the verge of collapse due to continuous rain and flashfloods at Dahap village under Geling gewog in Chhukha dzongkhag. Incessant rain for three days from 15-17 July, had swollen-up the stream which flows near the three houses and weakened …

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Human-wildlife conflict Human wild life conflict has always been a problem for far flung areas where there is no electricity and road connectivity. “Five households have lost five acres of maize to Wild boar,”  said  Gup Nidup. He said, he is not sure as to where to lodge a complaint …

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Electricity and Road facilities left on the Way The time-period for the road repairs and damage repairs to install electrical structures, following the recent flood, could be prolonged till next year in Laya. The works to set-up structures for electrical wirings in Khamaed gewog was disrupted by flood and landslides …

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Proposals for the 11th five year plan  The Gewog has completed about 88% of development works for the 10th Five Year Plan. Recently Rural Water Supply Scheme (RWSS) works were completed and the only pending works include the maintenance of a Nye in Bukey. For the 11th five year plan …

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Many water sources, but no water Due to scanty water-supply Tsenkhar community has resorted to periodical distribution of water for paddy cultivation Although the gewog’s staple crop is maize, majority of the gewog residents have cultivated paddy for self-consumption and commercial purposes. Gup Tsheten Wangdi said the water was distributed …

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Cordyceps collection declines This year the quantity of cordyceps has declined, but if it’s any consolation the quality is excellent compared to the last year. In the Soe community after a month’s duration of cordyceps collection, people returned home with just a handful of it. Soe Gup Kencho Dorji said …

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