English | Dzongkha Monday, July 22, 2019

Hazelnut growers in Lumang expecting better yield this year

Some farmers in Trashigang are expecting a good hazelnut production this year, with their hazelnut nut trees showing signs of a good yield. Until now, people have been complaining about trees bearing no fruits even after many years.

Mendrelgang farmers shift their focus from maize to vegetable cultivation

If not for fodder, farmers in Mendrelgang Gewog in Tsirang would gradually do away with maize cultivation. Maize, once a staple diet for the people there, is now losing its significance with vegetable farming becoming a lucrative business.

Nu 1bn for Organic Flagship Programme

The government has allocated Nu 1bn for the organic flagship programme in the current plan. With the budget, the government is planning to focus on mass commercial organic farming.

Rice farmers in Sarpang blessed with timely rainfall

With timely rainfall, farmers in Sarpang have begun their paddy transplantation.  The paddy transplantation season begins from July till August.

Dochhukha_Dzomlingthang_Ritsa chiwog without water for irrigation

Farmers in parts of Punakha are worried by the acute shortage of irrigation water hampering the paddy transplantation works. As the peak season for paddy cultivation began in the dzongkhag, some paddy fields still remain dry and fallow due to lack of rainfall and insufficient irrigation water in place.

Goensar_Radzawog farm road and a bridge under construction.

A 12 km long farm road for Goensar_Radzawog chiwog in Nyishog Gewog, Wangdue Phodrang, constructed around three years back remains unused without a motorable bridge.

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