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Biodiversity benefits community-Samdrup Jongkhar

๐‘ฉ๐’‰๐’–๐’•๐’‚๐’๐’†๐’”๐’† ๐‘บ๐’†๐’˜๐’†๐’•๐’Š๐’‚ ๐‘ช๐’‰๐’Š๐’“๐’‚๐’š๐’Š๐’•๐’‚ ๐’‡๐’“๐’๐’Ž ๐‘ณ๐’‚๐’–๐’“๐’Š ๐‘ฎ๐’†๐’˜๐’๐’ˆ, ๐‘บ๐’‚๐’Ž๐’…๐’“๐’–๐’‘ ๐‘ฑ๐’๐’๐’ˆ๐’Œ๐’‰๐’‚๐’“ ๐’•๐’ ๐‘ช๐’‰๐’‚๐’๐’†๐’ ๐‘ท๐’–๐’“๐’‡๐’–๐’Ž๐’” ๐‘ฉ๐’†๐’‚๐’–๐’•๐’†, ๐‘ญ๐’“๐’‚๐’๐’„๐’†. Sonam Choki The SUBLIMAGE Lโ€™EXTRAIT, a Chanel product using an active ingredient from Swertia chirayita grown in the remote parts of Lauri Gewog under Samdrup Jongkhar Dzongkag has been launched by Chanel Parfums Beaute (Chanel PB) based in France in October 2022. The plant Swertia chirayita is …

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Crusher Plants in precarious situation

Tenzin LhadenWith business being on hold for more than two months, some of crusher plant owners in Sarpang are unhappy with the current precarious situation. Crusher owners purchase stone boulders along the allotted riverbed from Natural Resources Development Corporation Limited (NRDCL) and pay royalty to Department of Forests and Park Services (DoFPS) before 2 months when the business was in …

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CEP a solution at community

Tenzin LhadenCommunity Engagement Platform(CEP), the initiative that focused to bring change in the attitudes of people for the wellbeing of the community. CEP was launched in August 2015, but until 2018, there were no signs of any development, so it was temporarily stopped. Then, in 2018 it was resumed and hence, it functioned smoothly.According to the bylaws, collectively formulated by …

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Well timed Reforms

Tenzin Lhaden & Sonam Deki The future is always uncertain, but the COVID-19 pandemic has given this truism a sharp, sobering clarity. The Covid-19 has brought many changes in the lives of people, globally with all activities being brought to a halt. With this, the transformative changes are seen at the personal as well as in governmental policies. However, Bhutan …

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Meet Sonam Norbu, Bhutanโ€™s first ever Parkour

By Tenzin Lhaden Parkour is the activity or sports of moving rapidly through an area, typically in an urban environment, negotiating obstacles by running, moving, jumping, and climbing.He learned parkour without any guidance from anyone but through YouTube. Sonam Norbu shares his journey of Parkour with Bhutan Today and his aspiration ahead. What did you do before Parkour?Sonam Norbu: Before …

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Profession with an artistic flair-Dance

For some people, dance is a career, a source of income and for others, just a passion By Sonam DekiModern dance has long been described as the type of dancing that children do for amusement. In Bhutan, dance was never considered a profession, and no parent ever encouraged their children to pursue it.Director Pelden Dorji said โ€œIn 2006 a movie …

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TCB forges new path with Believe

Sonam Deki Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) in pursuit of redefining its policy and business structure in the midst of pandemic, when the business was at halt with restricted movements for more than two years. After a much wait, TCB introduced major overall tourism business structure mostly doing away with the old system. Among them, TCB redefined the brand Bhutan …

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Off-grid Solar Power: Lighting the rural lives

Tenzin LhadenBhutanโ€™s initiative to embark on alternative renewal energy may be at a neonatal stage apparently, the country has positioned in the right place with successful commissioning of Bhutanโ€™s first grid-tied solar power plant at Rubesa, Wangduephodrang in August 2021. This 180 kilowatt solar power plant is a step towards diversification of achieving energy security and lessening dependency on hydroelectricity. …

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Market wanes post pandemic

Most shopkeepers in the capital report a drastic fall in their business where business has not been the same since the pandemic. The shopkeepers also reports dip in quantity of the goods purchased. Namgay Lham, owner of a general shop said that pandemic has seriously impacted the sales. โ€œIt was a significant stumbling block and a real inefficiency in our …

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