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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No structural damage to Bahunijhora multicellular box culvert bridge

Recent incessant downpour caused havoc across the country. Bhutan witnessed flash floods and road blocks disturbing settlements and road networks. Among them, the block at Bahunijhora stream in Pasakha caused major concern to the Pasakha Industrial Estate, the biggest industrial estate in the country. The multicellular box culvert which was recently completed has been filled […]

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Protecting environment, a shared responsibility: PM

The government initiated plans and programs on mananging waste and on climate change and carbon neutrality during the fiscal year 2018-19, states the State of the Nation report. Presenting the report, Lyonchhen Dr. Lotay Tshering said the profound policies articulatedby our Monarchs and conscious efforts over the years to realizing them have ensured that our […]

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Bhutan steps up effort in response to climate change concerns

A project was launched Thursday to advance Bhutan’s National Adaptation Plan focused on water as part of the country’s response to climate change. The project, to be implemented with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), benefits from a US$ 2.7mn grant from the Green Climate Fund, a fund created under the United […]

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More than eight acres of maize damaged in Yangnyer gewog

Pests have damaged eight to nine acres of maize plants belonging to about 30 households in Kharza-Leyphu chiwog, Yangnyer gewog in Trashigang. It has been more than a month since the pest suspected to be stem borer has started affecting the corns grown by the villagers. According to the agricultural officials in Trashigang, suspected stem […]

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MoWHS minister quizzed on progress of Trashigang-Samdrup Jongkhar road

Minister of Works and Human Settlement Dorji Tshering was questioned on the progress of the Trashigang-Samdrup Jongkhar road widening works during the Question and Answer session of the National Council yesterday. National Council representative from Trashigang Lhatu pointed out that the works were not complete despite having started in 2007. MP Lhatu said there is […]

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