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.

Guides take up commercial farming as alternate source of income

When residents of Paro are on Tshechu break, a group of tourist guides who call themselves ‘Active Covid-19’ are busy in the fields.

They are engaged in land development works in an apple orchard in Kyichu.

On World Health Day

Yesterday was the World Health Day. The international community observed it solemnly as a new health crisis, the novel coronavirus, has taken the world by surprise.