Local News

A bridge for 27 households

On 29th April, Bali Zam was inaugurated at Chubu in Punakha Dzongkhag. The bridge is 118 meters long and was funded by Helvatas and the Royal Government of Bhutan. The bridge costing Nu 1.2 million is expected to benefit 27 households who rely on sale of cash crops   and …

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Milk collection center by June

  By June Dakarla gewog will have its own milk collection center in Chamgang toe which is  around 15 kms from Thimphu. According to the Dakarla Gup, Gado, the milk booth will help in generating income for the villagers. “Since they have been selling at doorsteps, they had to come …

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Thram allotment in progress

  Thrams are being allotted to land owners in Tsirang Dzongkhag since 27th April by the National Land Commission (NLC). Further, the National Cadastral Reserving Program (NCRP) is conducting the land transactions. After the transactions, land will be demarcated. Gup of Tsirang Toe Nar Bhadhur Rai said, “In a day, …

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From the Gewogs and Dzongkhags

Disaster management training in Tsirang    The department of disaster management (DDM) of home and cultural affairs ministry is conducting a Training of Trainer (ToT) Program on community-based disaster risk management training in Tsirang. The program officer of DDM, Thinley Palden, said the training aims to educate the participants on disaster …

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National Speaker talks on democracy

On 3 April, the National Speaker, Jigme Tshultim gave a speech on the workings of a democracy and how laws  have been implemented and enacted so far. The meeting was held at the Dzongkhag Tshogdu hall at Damphu, Tsirang.  It was attended by Dzongkhag sector heads, Gewog Administration Officers (GAO), …

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Training Tshogpas on local governance

The Tshogpas from Wangchang, Lungnyi  Hungrel, and Shapa will gather at the gewog conference hall in Wangchang geog today for a discussion with the Department of Local Governance (DoLG). They will be joined by their Gewog Administrative Officers. The tshogpas will be briefed about their responsibilities towards their respective chiwogs. …

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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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