Budget constraints lead to farm road spill over

On 8 Feb the construction of a 175-km long farm road began in Ngedrupchu village under Chuba gewog, Punakha. It is expected to benefit 50 households of the village who otherwise had to walk two to three hours to the nearest road point. The village also does not have electricity. However, the Nu 1 mn budget which had been allocated for the road as part of the 10th five year plan is not sufficient for the construction since Nu 0.4 mn went into constructing just a km of the road therefore the spill-over is being kept for the next FYP, said Chubu Gup Tobgay. The road is expected to bring  a lot of changes in the lives of the villagers who at present purely rely on mixed farming including cultivation of cash crops. It is going to help villagers in transporting their products to the nearest market place, shared  the Gup.

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