English | Dzongkha Monday, September 28, 2020

Farmers in Trongsa looking forward to the livestock insurance scheme

If the livestock insurance scheme comes into effect, it will cover 60 per cent of the loss of livestock lost to wild animals. However, farmers will have to pay a certain annual premium and insure their cattle. According to the Department of Forests and Park Services (DoFPS), the draft scheme is with the cabinet for finalisation.

Towards uninterrupted irrigation water supply, Thanggoo and Wangjokha in Wangdue

The irrigation canal that has long served the people of Thanggoo and Wangjokha under Thedtsho Gewog of Wangdue Phodrang will be renovated if things go as planned. With complaints that have come along with the facility coming of age and, in need of repair and more sustainable options, the gewog administration is considering replacing the facility’s drains with pipes. 

High school students build a robot to help maintain physical distancing

At a time when maintaining physical distance has become crucial, robots can play an important role in freeing up medical staff at hospitals and limiting the possibility of the spread of COVID-19.

A man quits restaurant business for chilli farming amid COVID-19 situation, Trongsa

A 36-year-old man in Trongsa left his restaurant business for chilli farming amid the COVID-19 pandemic. He went back to his village in Changray under Draagteng Gewog in Trongsa after the directives from the government for physical distancing leading to a drastic fall in the number of customers in his restaurant.

Turning slopes into arable fields, Goshing in Zhemgang

Farmers of Lamthang in Goshing Gewog of Zhemgang now have increased arable land. A sustainable land management intervention is turning their lands on slopes into agriculturally viable fields. 

On Bhutan’s first satellite. Bhutan-1 CubeSat

After being in the orbit for almost a year and a half, Bhutan’s first satellite Bhutan-1 CubeSat is currently in the space and is expected to be there for another five or six months.

Fish farming, an alternative to fishing from the river

Rookha chiwog under Athang Gewog in Wangdue Phodrang is known for its smoked fish locally called ‘Nya Do-Sem’. This age-old culture of fishing from Harachhu stream still continues but on a lesser scale. The Dzongkhag Administration has introduced fish farming as an alternative to prevent exhaustion of natural resources.

ICT Curriculum for Classes PP-12 from 2021

The education ministry will be introducing a revised ICT curriculum for students of classes PP to 12 beginning 2021 academic session. The Royal Education Council will be developing and revising the curriculum next year.

Thimphu Thromde’s waste drop-off centre grapples with unsegregated wastes

With hundreds of people dumping their wastes without segregating at the waste drop-off centre located below Kelki School in Thimphu, the site has become a hornet’s nest for a family who depends on the waste.

Accelerating Innovation workshop held in Thimphu

The governments have to be innovative in order to address the issues of today’s fast-moving world. And, to ensure that the services the government is providing are in sync with the actual needs or problems of the citizens, a sensitization workshop on Accelerating Innovation was held in Thimphu yesterday.

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