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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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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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Lamgo / Paro Free seeds for farmers Although in favor of the people, the vegetable seed distribution at the gewogs in Paro has gone off the government’s plans. Due to less demand the government has now started free distribution of the seeds. When the system was introduced the government was supposed …

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Market sheds will ease Rupee-generated inconveniences The construction of two 18 meter-wide and five meter-tall, market sheds are going underway in the gewog for people to sell their products. The market sheds are built to accommodate 24 people. Gup Ganga Prasad Limbo said people in the gewog have to purchase …

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From Gewogs and Dzongkhags

Work-completion a matter of percentage Many planned-works are 90% complete in the gewog, including the Rural Water Supply Scheme (RWSS) and what remains are on the fast-track. The completed farm roads of the gewog include Sinchula (7.5 kilometers), Chhumed Lhakar (8.5 kms) and Tabji (3 kms) respectively. The renovation of …

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