Pandemic affects sale of extracted timber

Of the 2.6mn cubic feet (cft) of timber extracted in 2020, the Natural Resources Development Corporation Limited (NRDCL) could not sell 1.5mn cft due to the pandemic, revealed data maintained with the NRDCL. “Timber being susceptible to damage caused by adverse weather conditions, quality gets affected if we delay the disposal,” said General Manager, Forest […]

Paddy cultivation area halves since 2016

According to the Land Act of Bhutan, 2007, wetland can be converted to other uses upon approval from the agriculture ministry Despite the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF) targeting to increase rice self-sufficiency to 60% by the end of the 12th Five Year Plan from the current state at 34%, paddy cultivation area has […]