An artist who paints like the wind

Sangay Khandu can sketch and paint an art piece within three to seven minutes He has got magical fingers. Sangay Khandu, a 24-year old from Chukhha, takes between three to seven minutes to complete a piece of art. He has harbored a passion for drawing and making cartoons since childhood. Sangay Khandu studied till class […]

All industries in P/ling to be relocated to Pekarzhing

Phuentsholing Thromde will relocate all the service centers, industries and workshops to Pekarzhing which is around seven kilometers away from the core town.   Industries not only on the state land but workshops, factories, cement go downs and scrap yards operating on private land must be relocated from the main city area. The Pekarzhing Local Area […]

Zhemgang added to local cultural inventory

In an effort to identify and understand local cultural assets, the Zhemgang Cultural Atlas booklet was launched on October 29 in Thimphu. It adds as a third district to currently covered two districts, Bumthang and Trongsa under Bhutan Cultural Atlas (BCA) project. The booklet documents the tangible and intangible heritage of the districts contributing to […]

Laya reaps huge benefits from tourism

The Royal Highland Festival (RHF) has benefited highlander communities especially the Laya community immensely. During the festival, the Layaps makes huge income through homestays, porter-pony services and selling yak products. In a year, every household earns an average of Nu 50,000 to Nu 80, 0000 from home stay services. The festival attracts not only international […]

Govt. to spend Nu 8.126mn for national vegetable program

With the import ban of chili, beans and cauliflower, the Department of Agriculture (DoA) has shifted focus to increasing the internal production of these banned vegetables, during the winter season. The National Vegetable Program expends Nu 8.126Mn for the financial year 2018-19. The major expenditure is on hybrid chili seeds and protected cultivation inputs of […]

Zangthiy village gets empty

Ap Gyeltshen and Aum Zangmo left their village, Zangthiy, and moved to Samdrup Jongkhar three years ago to live with their daughter who has a government job. They left their house and four acres of land and never came back. Their land has turned into a forest. The roof of the house has caved in […]

Going organic, a far cry from the 2020 vision

Bhutan aspires to become organic in its agriculture practices, however, the import of agro-chemicals has been increasing. Statistics show the increasing amounts of agrochemicals imported in the country every year to enrich the soil, boost production, and keep diseases and pests at bay. About 37% of Bhutanese farmers use agrochemicals in 19% of the cultivated […]

Electric fencing holds hope against crop depredation in Zungye

With wild boars and deer damaging crops, the farmers at Zungye, Chhumy gewog in Bumthang has replanted buckwheat and potatoes among other crops, so that it will be not be late for harvest. Farmers have removed the old wooden fence and replaced it with a stronger one. Ap Phurpa, 52, is among the few farmers […]

State-of-the-art eye care centre inaugurated

The Gyalyum Kesang Choeden Wangchuck National Eye Centre was inaugurated by Her Majesty the Royal Grand Mother Kesang Choeden Wangchuck in Thimphu on Tuesday. The eye centre, named in honor of Her Majesty the Royal Grand Mother Kesang Choeden Wangchuck, will be the state-of-the-art eye care centre, according to the health ministry. “This centre will […]