Farmers in Haa venture into large-scale vegetable production

Attempts are on to revive an old initiative to reach fresh vegetable produce directly to the consumers A community of marginal farmers in Sombaykha village, Haa Dzongkhag has ventured into commercial vegetable production to supplement their diet and earn extra income on the side. Encouraged by a thriving vegetable market, farmers in the five gewogs […]

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Pandemic affects sale of extracted timber

Of the 2.6mn cubic feet (cft) of timber extracted in 2020, the Natural Resources Development Corporation Limited (NRDCL) could not sell 1.5mn cft due to the pandemic, revealed data maintained with the NRDCL. “Timber being susceptible to damage caused by adverse weather conditions, quality gets affected if we delay the disposal,” said General Manager, Forest […]

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Matter of interpretation of the Public Finance Act: Finance Minister

FM responds after the Opposition accused that a legal lapse has occurred in the implementation of the NCGS In response to the letter that the Opposition Party submitted to Prime Minister Dasho Dr Lotay Tshering stating that the government had committed a serious legal lapse in the implementation of the National Credit Guarantee Scheme (NCGS) […]

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Exorbitant electricity bills attributed to average billing system

The average billing was adopted predominantly for Thimphu and Paro The Bhutan Power Corporation Limited (BPC) has clarified that the high electricity bills generated was because the billing was done based on the average consumption of the past three months. The BPC has been receiving numerous complaints regarding the electricity bills raised after the second […]

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