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From Gewogs and Dzongkhags

Households say received insurance payments is not enough Around 200 households under the Bji gewog has successfully received insurance for damages caused by the September earthquake to their homes last year. However the gup said that the amount the people received was not enough to rebuild their houses. Each household …

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From Gewogs and Dzongkhags

Landslide takes gewog’s only connection outside Heavy landslides washed away a 60 meter bridge in Dangchu gewog. “The bridge which connects 130 households was the villagers’ only connection to the outside world,” said Gup Sonam Dorji. Though the bridge is 80 m high from the river the landslide was very …

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From Gewogs and Dzongkhag

Farmers receive demonstration to use agriculture tools The officials from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forest (MoAF) demonstrated the use of sprinkler irrigation, nursery rising under protected (polyhouse) cultivation to farmers in Lamgong gewog. The initiative is expected to bring around 40 acres of area under vegetable cultivation in Lamgong …

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From the Gewogs and Towns

Farm road works to start soon For the year 2012 to 2013, the construction for a one km farm road is all set to begin at Nyisho gewog in. “This farm road is expected to boost the lives of the villagers who have a good opportunity and the potential to …

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From Gewogs and Dzongkhag

Government grants 60% fund for green house construction The Agriculture ministry granted funds to five villagers in Paro to construct a green house in their lands to grow vegetables. The move is initiated to promote a practice within the Agrarian society to produce vegetables all year along. The construction of …

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From the Gewogs Dzongkhags

Works under CDG fund on the verge of completion The constructions of a feeder road, drain and multipurpose hall at the chiwog centre are almost complete at Bji gewog in Haa Dzongkhag. The works are commissioned with the Nu 3mn budget from the Constituency Development Grant (CDG). Bji gewog has …

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The dire need of the hour is a bridge In addition to the lack of a motorable road the gewogs of Lawa, Langa, Kashiphako and Rukha under Athang are also in need of a bridge which would make their living a lot better. Athang Gup Khandu Dorji, said to construct …

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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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