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Parties come up with ambitious pledges for rural development

People’s Democratic Party PDP’s ideology places great importance on Wangtse Chhirpel to empower every citizen in the country. The party believes that decentralization of power enhances the democratization process by empowering people to self-determine their own development needs and priorities, leading to equitable and balanced socio-economic development, and ultimately uplifting …

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The Mountains Echoe with literature again

The Mountain Echoes literary festival saw speakers highlighting the nuances of Philosophy, Spirituality and Music amongst others on day One of the festival. Her Majesty the Royal Queen Mother Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck spoke of her convictions, beliefs, ideals and aspirations. Drawing from her life and the spiritual and cultural values of Bhutan, …

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PDP presents its economic and developmental report card

The former minister of education, Norbu Wangchuk presented the review card of the government during the People’s Democratic Party’s convention last week where he provided an overall view on the 11th FYP in achieving self reliance and inclusive green socio-economic growth. Norbu Wangchuk is also the party’s Vice-President for youths. …

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Agriculture Ministry exceeded its targets

Apart from the targets achieved during the last five years from July 2013 to June 2018, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MoAF) also implemented various activities that were not part of the 11th Five Year Plan targets, which shows how the ministry was able to deliberately take on board …

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Potato crops affected by blight in Chukha

Chukha consists of 11 gewogs, of which Chapcha and Bjabcho gewogs produce almost 90 percent of the total potato production in Chukha. However, the production level has been affected by annual cases of Potato Tuber Moth (PTM). PTM attacks Solanaceous crops with potato being favored. According to farmers, potatoes that …

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