1 January, Lhuentse. Chatrong village saw the inauguration of 1 kilometer 700 meters length solar fencing by His Excellence Hon’ble MoAF lyonpo Yeshey Dorji. The circulated area is of about 25 acres of which 13 acre is cultivated. This demonstration of solar fencing with support from MAGIP is to benefit 13 households.
While talking to Kezang Tshering, one of the beneficiary he said “the fencing not only helps ward off wild animals, it also helps us with the domestication of cattle and horses.” He also said since their village is surrounded by forest, they had to constantly interact with the wild animals. He said wild boar and monkeys to be the major destructor. Further, “till this date we have been able to collect only 50% of their crop.” Thus with inauguration of solar fencing he is confident that they will be able to collect 100% of their crop yield. The main crop they cultivate is maize.
– Reported by Tashi Yangzom, ICS
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