• WCD Tender deadline Postponed

    The Wildlife Conservation Division would like to inform that the deadline for Supply and Installation of Laboratory Equipment and Consumables has been postponed till Monday April 7, 2014..

    For further queries please contact 324131 (Chief forestry Officer, WCD)or (Kinley Rabgay, WCD, Project Focal) during office hours.

    Inconvenience caused is regretted.

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  • Orong farmers solve Water Shortage

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    The community and its problem:

    Orong, a community located centrally among the other villages of Orong geog under Samdrup Jongkhar District consists of 109 households. A total of 1,019 of the total population of Orong geog reside in this community. Orong community’s biggest problem was water shortage for both drinking and irrigation although there are potentials for increasing crop production. In the absence of irrigation facilities, they depended mostly on rainfall, which over the years have also become erratic making the situation worse. Water being the lifeline, Orongpas had various problems related to water. Hygiene and sufficient production of crops, particularly vegetables, was never assured and conflicts over water were common. The geog Administration had recorded as high as 10 disputes related to water in a year.

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  • Call for Nominations: Jigme Singye Wangchuck Environmental Award, 2014

    The Jigme Singye Wangchuck Outstanding Environmental Stewardship Award honours individuals, groups and institutions from all backgrounds for a lifetime of contribution towards ensuring the security and sustainability of Bhutan’s pristine environment. The 3rd award will be conferred on 1 June 2014 coinciding with the opening ceremony of the International Ethnobiology Congress at the Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment in Bumthang.

    Please make your nominations at www.jsw-oesa.bt. Or call Mr. Tshering Tempa at 17797462 for details. Nominations will be accepted till 30 April 2014.

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