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Community-based ecotourism projects being piloted in Manas

Ecotourism had never been explored as an alternative community-based livelihood option in Royal Manas National Park (RMNP) except since 2010. With a population of about 10,646 people representing 1,026 households and enriched with diverse natural settings, rich culture and traditions plus biodiversity, RMNP has always been a potential ecotourism destination. Realizing …

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Wholesale cartel makes 216% profit on imported vegetables

A study by Department of Agriculture and Marketing Co-operatives shows that Bhutanese kitchens pay exorbitantly high rates and recommends that FCB take over wholesale of vegetables to bring down prices   Next time you visit the Centenary Farmer’s Market in Thimphu make sure that you drive a hard bargain. A study by the Department …

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Urban development – a major government mandate in next FYP

Over 70% of the country’s population would be residing in urban areas by 2020, according to Bhutan national urbanization strategy 2008 hence the government’s major focus in the 11th five year plan would be urban development. “The government is highly alarmed with the increasing rate of urban population,” said an …

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