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Govt plans to address citrus greening and target production of 68,000 metric tons of oranges in the 12th plan

During the question hour session on Tuesday, member from Lhamoi Zingkha-Tashiding constituency questioned the agriculture minister on the plans and programs to address citrus greening disease affecting the farmers. In response, the agriculture minister, lyonpo Yeshey Penjore said, “About 39 percent of the rural households are engaged in citrus production …

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Parliament discusses digitalization of television

During the question and hour session, the Dewathang-Gomdar MP Ugyen Dorji raised an issue on digitalization of television, that is switching from Analog to Digital system and the confusion created among the public. The MP said that there is a lot of confusion and concerns among the public regarding digitalization …

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MOIC to adopt electric vehicles to reduce emission

In order to reduce emission and provide safe, reliable, accessible and affordable transportation system, the Ministry of Information and Communication (MOIC) will conduct a pilot project on viability of electric vehicles by replacing 300 internal combustion engine taxis with electric vehicle, and on the same line, has plans to install …

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Declining fertility rate a natural trend: PM

Although the current fertility rate is 1.9 per cent, the Prime Minister Lyonchhen (Dr) Lotay Tshering said that it is not alarming. “Considering the death rate at least 2.2 to 2.3 fertility rate is needed for a couple. The current fertility rate is 1.9 per cent is a natural trend …

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