English | Dzongkha Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Farmers of Sergithang Gewog expect good income from early green chilli

Farmers of Sergithang gewog in Tsirang are expecting a good income from the green chilies that they harvested recently. This year, they have managed to harvest the local green chilies, two weeks earlier than last year. This is the second time that Tsirang Dzongkhag has been able to produce early Bhutanese green chilies since the commencement of the early chili cultivation project, last year.

City Bus Information System, an app to encourage the use of public transport

Technology has a solution to almost every problem. Perhaps it has an answer to the capital city’s ever-growing issue of traffic congestion as well. A group of young aspiring technologists developed a mobile application to encourage the use of public transport over private vehicles in Thimphu. Called the City Bus Information system, the app is ready for public use after the vaccination programme.

More than 500 Black-necked Cranes sighted last year

The number of black-necked cranes arriving in the country has been increasing over the past years. A total of 552 cranes were sighted from various sites across the country last year. This is as per the Royal Society for Protection of Nature’s (RSPN) Black-necked Crane count conducted in February this year. 

Tigress spotted with three cubs after seven years

Bhutan is on track to contribute to the global ambition of doubling the tiger population by next year. And in remarkable news, camera traps have spotted a tigress, not seen since 2014 with three cubs in Zhemgang. The Zhemgang Forest Division office also confirmed that another tigress with three more cubs is also thriving in the jungles of Zhemgang.   

Man dies from a snake bite in Trongsa

A 23-year-old man from Bashibi village under Langthil Gewog in Trongsa died on Sunday after being bitten on the index finger by a snake. A source said that the deceased was playing with the snake before it bit him. 

Uesu and Samar in Haa anticipate better mobile networks

People in parts of Uesu and Samar Gewogs in Haa will soon get rid of their disgruntlement regarding the poor mobile network connectivity. Both Bhutan Telecom and Tashi Cell are working towards improving the network, especially the internet service in the locality.

Raising chili seedlings in Polytunnel, faster and healthier

In Punakha, locals of Yebisa Chiwog have found an alternative to raise chili seedlings – an easier and better one. Polytunnel, a mini-greenhouse has replaced the conventional method of raising chili seedlings in an open area.

Bamboo cup, an alternative for chili growers in Dagana

The closure of borders and restriction on imports has not only boosted local produce but has also triggered innovations among the people in the country. In Dagana, in absence of plastic cups, chilli growers of Samarchhu under Tsenda-Gang Gewog have found an alternative to raise chilli saplings– Bamboo cups. 

Haa landfill in shambles

Reportedly endangering the health of people and animals nearby and damaging the forest, the Haa waste disposal site at Anakha in Uesu Gewog continues to be a nuisance. The 10 years capacity of the landfill was over in 2016, but waste disposal at the site seems to find no end.

Fodder shortage in winter becomes history in Lhuntse

Dairy farmers of Lhuntse will no longer have to travel miles in search of fodder for their cattle, beating the harsh winter and terrains. They have found the answer in Hydroponic farming, a technology of horticulture, which grows plants in a greenhouse without using soil.

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