His Majesty the King on 30 March 2013 granted Land Kidu to 3,173 thram holders in Haa Dzongkhag and Thromde, whose cases were submitted after the completion of the National Cadastral Resurvey.
The beneficiaries faced several types of land issues such as excess land, building houses and lhakhangs or cultivating on state land, and omission of thram from the records, which were highlighted by the Resurvey
The National Cadastral Resurvey was initiated in 2007 upon the Command of His Majesty the King, to resolve all existing land issues once and for all, by carrying out an accurate, all-encompassing survey of the entire country.
His Majesty the King said to the representatives of the thram holders that land is of utmost importance to the people because it is a family heirloom – something that gives people roots and a sense of belonging, and enables them to improve their lives.
His Majesty Commanded the representatives to convey to the beneficiaries the importance of protecting their land.
“I am handing over this land to you with the hope that you will protect it, make the best out of it and use it to benefit the lives of your children,” His Majesty said.
His Majesty also encouraged the people to participate in the upcoming elections. “In the last elections, the voter turnout was close to 80 percent. This time, you must make sure to do even better than that. You vote only once in five years, do not waste this opportunity.”
His Majesty granted tokha to the people, and spent the afternoon interacting with them.
His Majesty the King accompanied by Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen, arrived at Haa on 29 March. Their Majesties visited Jamphel and Gongzim Ugyen Dorji Higher Secondary Schools in Haa.
His Majesty also granted audiences to individuals seeking Kidu, and granted Gyalpoi Tozey, Census, and other Kidus.