Don’t wait for another disaster!

On June 20, the country was assailed with the news of Thorthormi Lake possibly threatening to burst into a GLOF, a replica of the 1994 Luggye Tsho disaster. Earlier this week, two major fires broke out – one in Changzamtog in Thimphu and the other in Pasakha, Chukha. This time around, we were lucky. No […]

The Rice bowl of the East in need of irrigation water

Unlike in the past few years, due to lack of irrigation water and erratic rainfall, most farmers in Radhi, the rice bowl of eastern Bhutan, are expecting a drop in the rice yield this year. Most farmers feel the dry spell followed by erratic rainfall could lower the rice yield. Although Bhutan is known for […]

Budget deficit of Nu 12bn for health ministry

Health minister says the ministry is ready to implement the flagship programs The Ministry of Health (MoH) has a budget deficit of around Nu 12bn in the 12th Five Year Plan. While the ministry requires this Nu 12bn to implement the health flagship program, it has however been alloted a total budget of only Nu […]

Taking the green path

Trashigang’s lone waste entrepreneur Inspired by his father, twenty-six year old Sangay Gempo from Silambi Gewog in Mongar is an entrepreneur who collects waste with an aim to keep the community clean and to make Trashigang one of the cleanest dzongkhags in the country. “I was inspired by my father Samphel, who worked as an […]

Pasakha Industrial Estate in need of a fire brigade station and BHU

Pasakha Industrial Estate is one of the biggest Industrial hubs in the country where 36 registered heavy and medium industries are located. These industries have been contributing to the national economy through taxes and employment. However, the estate is still not equipped with a fire brigade station and Basic Health Unit (BHU) the need of […]