Drying up of water sources, a major concern

Drying up of water sources is likely to have bigger and numerous impacts unless there are specific interventions Water sources are the mainstay of Bhutan’s economy as it provides water for drinking, irrigation and hydropower generation, besides supporting the rural livelihood of about 70% of the country’s population practicing subsistence farming. And while the country […]

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National Environment Commission to frame stringent vehicle emission standards

Increasing number of motor vehicles has contributed to local air pollution. Besides tailpipe emissions, other related emissions include particulate matter from tire and break wear-out, and re-suspended road dust Alka Katwal from Thimphu The quality of air in Bhutan has always been considered pristine however according to the Bhutan State of Environment Report 2016, rapid […]

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Pasakha air quality deteriorating due to industrial emissions

The Bhutan State of the Environment report 2016 states that air pollution is becoming an emerging issue that has serious risks on human and environment health Alka Katwal from Thimphu Deteriorating air quality is one of the biggest concerns for the residents of Pasakha in Chukha, one of the major industrial areas in Bhutan. However, […]

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3,600 biogas plants to be installed by year end

In the future BBP will try to make use of alternate materials such as human and kitchen waste Alka Katwal from Thimphu Bhutan Biogas Project (BBP) will be installing 3,600 family-sized, quality biogas plants in the country by December this year. This was shared during the half-day workshop held in Thimphu on Thursday. The workshop […]

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