Local News

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

From Gewogs and Dzongkhags

Jamkhar Gewog Waits for Budget All planned activities for the 10th five year plan have been completed before the June closing. The gewog now awaits budget for development activities for 2012-2013. Jamkhar gewog Gup, Cheku said government might give the budget in July since the budget for 2012 would end …

Read More »

From Gewogs and Dzongkhags

NGOs prove beneficial in Ura The two NGO centers- Aurbay Sher Shong Payzhotkhang (ASSP) and Pre-nursery school by READ Bhutan and Loden Foundation have proved most beneficial to the Ura community. Gewog Gup Dorji Wangchuk said the two centers were established two years back and this has made a tremendous …

Read More »

To Rebuild Wangduephodrang Dzong The people of Gozhi gewog who echoed the sentiments of the rest of the nation to grieve the loss of the 374 year old Wangduephodrang dzong. The Gups from the southern dzongkhag said they are now more alert and cautious, to avoid such a tragic incident. …

Read More »

From Gewogs and Dzongkhags

Bolero to boost income for dairy association in Orong Orong Gewog’s Mar-Datsi Thuendrel Tshogpa under Samdrup Jongkhar with a newly bought Bolero pick-up truck hopes to serve their customers more efficiently. The Bolero was bought with the income generated from the dairy products. The Tshogpa is confident to supply the …

Read More »

Personnel management is reason number two for corruption

Of all the complaints Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) received so far, complaints on personnel management ranked second amongst nine areas of corruption, as stated in ACC Annual Report 2011. The agencies against which public complaints were lodged most frequently include local government, corporations, private sectors, ministries and dzongkhags. During the period …

Read More »