The Bhutanese Polity: In A State of Deep Moral Depravity – Yeshey Dorji

“Bhutan has one MP for 9,000 citizens. The margin between those who serve our country and the population they serve is very narrow. In many countries, elected representatives will never get to know all their people, even if they spend an entire lifetime trying to do so. We have one elected representative for 380 citizens, […]

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Cats come to the rescue of mushroom farmers in Gidakom

Almost all 27 households in Gidakom grow Shitake mushroom It is mushroom season and mushroom farmers are literally making a good use of their cats at Gidakom in Thimphu. By keeping a cat at home, farmers need not have to spend sleepless nights guarding their prized Shitake mushroom from the attacking rodents. Apart from not […]

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Pasakha to get 2nd biggest dry port within 12th Plan

Pasakha Industrial Estate will get a second biggest dry port within the 12th plan. The government has earmarked a budget of Nu 1.7bn for the construction of the dry port. Speaking to Business Bhutan, economic affairs minister, Loknath Sharma, said that the need for a dry port is felt as the country’s biggest industrial estate […]

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Wholesale and retail trade sector make up 60% of business establishments

Of the 74,000 persons employed in various establishments, 47,000 are male and 26,000 female Wholesale and retail trade sector that comprises more than 60% of total business establishments employs the highest share of people at 24.1%, reveals the first Economic Census of Bhutan, 2018-19. The construction sector follows at 18.5% although it accounts for about […]

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Operating unlicensed accommodation for tourists is illegal: TCB

Residential properties like buildings, apartments and bungalows are being operated as tourist accommodation and catering tourist services in the country. However, the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) maintained that operating unlicensed accommodation for tourists is illegal. Most of these accommodations are listed on online travel booking sites called Airbnb which is used globally. Airbnb is […]

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Drying up of irrigation water and poor rainfall affect paddy cultivation in Wangdue

Farmers in Wangduephodrang expect to complete paddy cultivation by end of this month to have optimal yield. Since irrigation water is not sufficient for paddy cultivation, most farmers depend on the monsoon rainfall. However, the Monthly Climate Summary report for June by Weather and Climate Services Division (WCSD), National Center for Hydrology and Meteorology states […]

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Narphoong villagers await land replacement

Meanwhile, DANTAK is hoping to complete the works by this year Thirteen households of Narphoong Chiwog in Gomdar Gewog of Samdrup Jongkhar are waiting for land replacement after the Samdrup Jongkhar-Trashigang highway widening works triggered a massive landslide last year damaging around 20 acres of land belonging to them. According to the villagers, heavy landslide […]

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Nu 15bn allocated for flagship programs in 12th Plan

In the 12th Five Year Plan (FYP), a total budget of Nu 15bn is allocated for flagship programs from the capital outlay, according to the Gross National Happiness Commission (GNHC) Annual Report 2018-19. Flagship program is one of the new features in the 12th FYP. Flagship programs are aimed at addressing national level issues requiring […]

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