IWP ranking process to remain same despite the reprioritisation of 12th Plan: RCSC

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A lot of planned activities in the 12th Plan has undergone changes with some forgone and other frontloaded after the reprioritisation programme. However, the Individual Work Plan (IWP), the basis to assess civil servants will not change.
The harvest will be ready in Decemberkuensel

Agencies strategise to help orange export

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For the first time, after more than three decades of citrus business, Santa Bir Tamang is struggling to find buyers. Usually, the farmer from Kana gewog in Dagana would have sold the entire orchard by now. 
At least two groups participate in community contract from every chiwog in Gelephukuensel

Education ministry announces school reopening dates

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Schools for Classes PP to VIII will reopen for the academic session in February next year,  the education ministry announced yesterday. 
At least two groups participate in community contract from every chiwog in Gelephukuensel

Credit guarantee scheme opens for applications

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All Bhutanese desiring to start new businesses or upgrade existing projects can now apply for loans under the National Credit Guarantee Scheme (NCGS), under which the government guarantees a portion of the loan. 
At Sorchen: Vehicles heading to Phuentsholingkuensel

Shifting transhipment spot to Sorchen increases costs

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The transhipment facility for goods exiting and entering Phuentsholing has shifted to Sorchen yesterday.  Sorchen is 17kms towards Thimphu from Phuentsholing.
At least two groups participate in community contract from every chiwog in Gelephukuensel

Bhutan celebrates UN’s 75th year 

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Bhutan will observe the 75th anniversary of the United Nations Day today.    The diamond jubilee celebrations for the international organisation, however, come in the midst of a global pandemic.
Threatened: Bhutan, home to 96 snow leopards, observed the World Snow Leopard Day yesterday. There are less than 10,000 adult leopards across the world today. (Photo: DoFPS)kuensel

Snow leopard in Bhutan under very high risk

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The threat to snow leopard (Panthera uncia) in Bhutan is ‘very high’, with threats to population and habitat ranked as ‘high’ in the overall threat analysis and priority ranking of the species according to the snow leopard conservation action plan 2018-2023. 
There are over 40 households along Shetikhari streamkuensel

Shetikhari stream flooding remains a threat to those nearby

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Almost two years since dredging and surface collection began along Shetikhari stream in Gelephu gewog, those living nearby were left exposed to the threats of flooding. 
At least two groups participate in community contract from every chiwog in Gelephukuensel

Phaithang begins vegetable production

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The Farm Machinery Corporation Ltd.’s (FMCL) vegetable project in Phaithang, Trongsa is venturing into mass vegetable production this winter. 
At least two groups participate in community contract from every chiwog in Gelephukuensel

RCSC flags cooling period for civil servants joining politics

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Maintaining an apolitical civil service, a mandate for the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) as per Article 26 of the Constitution, has become a major challenge, among many, for the commission. 
Locals and those from nearby dzongkhags sell vegetables at Trashigang townkuensel

Trashigang aims to achieve self-sufficiency in winter vegetables

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Trashigang aims to achieve self-sufficient in vegetables and supply the surplus, if any, to other dzongkhags in the forthcoming winter. Dzongkhag agriculture officials expect to harvest about 119 metric tonnes (MT) of chillies, onions and tomatoes from 60 acres between December and March next year. 
At least two groups participate in community contract from every chiwog in Gelephukuensel

Hoteliers readjust to keep business afloat

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Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, hoteliers are trying hard to keep the business afloat. Most of the tourist standard hotels are either closed temporarily or used as quarantine facilities. Some hoteliers are renovating their property.
At least two groups participate in community contract from every chiwog in Gelephukuensel

Community contract efficient and empowers rural communities

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With the pandemic disrupting the import of required construction materials, most gewogs in Sarpang are planning important developmental projects through community contracts.