7 November, Mongar: Like any farming village, Ngarupongtang village under Thangrong geog has also suffered from the human wild life conflicts of crop raids by wild animals despite putting up different types of fencings materials like barbed wire and stone walls. Farmers guard their crops day and night and yet, wild animals like pigs, monkeys, cattle, porcupine and deer take their share. Statistics maintained at the gewog extension centre shows that almost 50 % of the crop loss is due to wild boars, followed by monkeys 25 %, stray cattle 11%, Porcupine 8 % and others such as deer 10 %.
7 November, Mongar: Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd), a new crop for Bhutan was successfully adopted in Bumpazor village at an elevation of 1738 metres above sea level under Drepong Gewog, Mongar Dzongkhag, in 2016. It was promoted in the gewog to diversify the cereal crops and enhance nutritional improvement.