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More farmers contribute to Covid-19 cause 

Tandin from Dawakha in Paro sowed 15 sacks of potato seeds but soon after, wild boars dug them all. Then he sowed peas, the boars got them too. 

But that didn’t deter him from contributing to the Covid-19 respond fund a few days ago. From the little he saved selling potatoes and renting his house to three tenants, the 79-year-old donated Nu 10,000 to the fund. 

EU provides Euro 8.5M to support RNR and LG

The European Union (EU) on April 4 released Euro 8.5 million (M) to support Renewable Natural Resources (RNR) and local governance (LG) sectors in Bhutan.

The tranche release is a part of the larger budget support initiative for a total value of EUR €48.8M implemented by the government for the period from 2017 to 2022, according to a press release from the EU.

Ensuring education during emergencies

To ensure children in Bhutan continue to learn at home, UNICEF Bhutan is working with the education ministry so that education continuity is implemented in the form of Education in Emergencies (EinE), through the national broadcaster, Bhutan Broadcasting Service.

Youth agriculture group succeeding

A youth agriculture group in Marphang, Trashigang is doing well.

Marphang Youth Commercial Organic Farm, which sits on 16.5-acre land, was inaugurated in November last year. Land use certificate (LUC) programme made it all possible.

Informal sector deals up with Covid-19 impact

Informal sector workers such as street food and vegetable vendors, temporary workers in the export sector, home-based weavers and bakers are among those hit by the consequences of Covid-19.

Informal workers constitute 75 percent of the workforce in the country. They are private business entities or enterprises that do not have any signed employment contract.

Longevity for E-Learning

“It takes a community to raise a child” is resonant to the e-learning programme the government has initiated in the light of the new coronavirus.

The education of a child is a shared responsibility between the teacher and the student, parents, as well as the community as a whole, working together in solidarity.

Hotels are not making profit from food or rooms:  Owners

From the quality of food and the misconception that hoteliers who volunteered to offer their property as quarantine facilities are making profits, hoteliers are at the receiving end of social media critics.

With pictures of food served at different quarantine centres circulating online, people are alleging hoteliers of compromising with the menu and making profit out of it.   

Travel companies paying employees despite loss

Amid the indefinite Covid-19-induced tourist ban in the country, many tour operators have kept their employees on the regular pay roll in a show of solidarity.

Incomes from tourism have been negative for a month now. But tour companies are using either cash in hand or incomes from other sources to pay their staff.