English | Dzongkha Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Bumthang farmers worried over hazelnut plants not bearing fruits

Patience is running thin as farmers in Bumthang wait for their hazelnut plants to bear fruits. It’s been four to five years since the farmers planted hazelnut saplings, but there are no signs of the plants bearing fruits anytime soon.

Farmers resurrect paddy cultivation, receive electric fencing

About 15 households in Chhubhurthang Village under Umling Gewog in Sarpang will grow paddy once again. It has been few years now since the village stopped growing paddy. The reasons- frequent marauding of their crops by wild animals. And villagers did not have electric fences to protect their crops.

FMCL’s gewog service centre in Nagya Gewog makes villagers’ lives easier

Farm Machinery Centre Limited (FMCL)’s gewog service centre in Nagya Gewog, Paro was opened in March this year. Since then, villagers never had to travel far to exchange LPG cylinders, refill cars and buy spare parts of farming tools.

Greener Way’s waste segregation unit becomes an eyesore to residents

The waste segregation unit of Greener Way- the private waste management company, located below the Kelki Higher Secondary School in Thimphu has become more of an indecent dump site in recent times.

As Merag GC road gets a facelift, locals look forward to travel with ease

People of Merag Gewog in Trashigang are beaming with joy that their Gewog Centre (GC) road is being rehabilitated and improved.

Residents in Tsirang irked by bad roads

For over a decade, residents in Tsirang have had to put up with driving over deep potholes along the 15-kilometre road from Damphu Town till Sunkosh junction.

Boomdeling people ask for motorable bridges over Tshaleng, Nagpola streams

The people of Boomdeling Gewog in Trashi Yangtse say there is a need for motorable bridges over Tshaleng and Nagpola streams. The bridges over the streams were washed away by a flash flood in June last year.

Lauri Gewog lists building farm roads as top priority in 12th FYP

Lauri Gewog administration in Samdrup Jongkhar will accord highest priority to construction of farm roads in the 12th Five-Year-Plan (FYP). Even in the current plan, more than half of the total gewog budget was used for funding farm road construction projects.

RAA finds flaws in managing water network system in Thimphu Thromde

The Royal Audit Authority (RAA) observed several deficiencies in managing the water network system in Thimphu Thromde. The mismanagement has led to water scarcity in Thromde area. The RAA found out that the thromde office provided drinking water connection to car-washing units but failed to levy charges. This is one of the lapses highlighted in RAA’s Performance Audit Report, which was submitted to the Parliament.

People request for permanent solution as swollen river washes away Buduney road

A part of Samtse-Tashichhoeling road has been washed away by the swollen Dhamdum River at Buduney on the morning of September 5 following heavy downpour.

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