June 17, Lhuentse: The 17th June was observed world wide as World Day to Combat Desertification and Land Degradation focusing on sustainable land management (SLM) as a way to regenerate economies and revitalise communities.
The Dzongkhag Administration, Lhuentse also joined global society to mark the day with a theme ‘Land has true value. Invest in it’. It was celebrated in Lekpa village under Gangzur gewog which was identified to create a SLM Model Village. The day promoted public awareness on land degradation, national and global actions to combat desertification, land degradation and drought.
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