3 December, Lhuentse. Lhuentse Dzongkhag recieved the ‘Salang tendrel’ a ground breaking ceremony of two farm roads by His Excellence the Hon’ble Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji and Lhuentse Dzongdag Dasho Sonam Wangyel. The first farm road reaches Zhamling chewog benefitting around 20 households. The farm road is 1.3 km which is to be constructed with the Gewog Development Grant (GDG) fund of 1 lakh. The people in zhamling are focused on potato cultivation and they transport around 15 truck trips yearly by carrying on their back till the road point.
The second farm road is to be constructed in Amtse village with GDG fund.
The farm road is 3.8 km and it will benefit 62 households covering 15 acres of wet land and 30 acres of dry land. The Amtse farm road will be supported with Machinery by HRDP JICA, RDC Wengkhar. The people here cultivate maize, Paddy and mustard in winters. According to Agriculture extension the village is suitable for community based seed production. The people in Amtse cultivate potato, chilli and maize.
With the introduction of Farm roads the two villages; Zhamling and Amtse are positive that they can now have easy access to ideas, tools and equipments required for agriculture purposes. Most importantly they highlighted that they now can have immediate access of their produce in the markets.
Reported by Tashi Yangzom, ICS
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