Nu 975mn worth of meat imported in 2020

The overall import of meat decreased by 27% in 2020 compared to 2019, and beef and pork import declined by half in 2020 Bhutan imported Nu 975mn worth of major meat products in 2020 from India and countries other than India, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF).The overall import of meat decreased […]

Second dose to eligible population in high-risk areas

According to the Foreign Minister, there are 61,700 doses of surplus vaccine in the country While the government’s priority is mass vaccination, Foreign Minister Dr Tandi Dorji during the National Assembly session yesterday said if the supply of the second dose of the AstraZenenca vaccine does not arrive by the end of this month, the […]

Water project in Rangjung brought to a halt by Covid-19 pandemic

The residents of Rangjung in Trashigang have to wait for another month or two before they can get continuous, uninterrupted water supply to their homes.The drinking water project in Rangjung, which started on November 25, 2019, has not been able to complete due to the pandemic and the lockdown in Trashigang and Samdrup Jongkhar. The […]

Who will be the next Home Minister?

The nominee/s for the Home Minister post is yet to confirmed and announced officially, however, two names are rumored on social media to be nominated as the next Home Minister: MP Dawa from Chhoekhor-Tang constituency in Bumthang and Karma Dorji, the candidate of the Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) for Nganglam constituency in Pemagatshel.The post of […]

Third mass screening underway in Phuentsholing

The results of the mass screening will help to decide whether to reopen the town from the current lockdown The results from the third mass screening in Phuentsholing, which began on June 10 and scheduled for completion on June 18, would decide whether to lift the third lockdown in the border town.In the previous two […]

NA adopts Budget Appropriation Bill

The appropriation is for a sum of not exceeding Nu 80,483mn including repayment and on-lending With 38 members present and voting, the National Assembly (NA) adopted the Budget Appropriation Bill for the Financial Year (FY) 2021-22 for a sum not exceeding Nu 80,483mn yesterday.   After thorough deliberation in the House for two days, the NA […]

Human-wildlife conflict – still a major issue in Trashigang

Despite implementing various measures to address the issue, one major problem still confronted constantly by farmers in Trashigang is the problem of the human-wildlife conflict.Almost all the gewogs in Trashigang that depend on agriculture reported damages of crops and plants mainly by wild boars, monkeys, porcupines, and deer, besides crop diseases.Rangjung in Shongphu gewog has […]