Can we question our food self-sufficiency wish? My Opinion Piece for Kuensel (July 6th 2019 Issue)

A recent editorial in Kuensel titled “A stunted agriculture sector” grabbed my attention, just because we have been trying to achieve food self-sufficiency since the establishment of the agriculture sector in the country in 1961 together with the commencement of the first five-year plan in 1961. Similarly, an opinion piece by the former Secretary of [...]

Agriculture Minister proposes a meat tax to discourage local slaughterhouses [The Bhutanese, 9th March 2019]

This is one "hell" of a confused article and I know many will not agree with this article of mine [https://thebhutanese.bt/agriculture-minister-proposes-a-meat-tax-to-discourage-local-slaughterhouses/?fbclid=IwAR1SpYIm73kG9jlXai8nchc1Ashe-OWS_1rBIaD2g1q9UItTuouYtakR5VM]. The article "cites" local slaughterhouses or rather a meat production will be levied the tax and the same source says imported meat is not hygienic. Well! when imported meat is un-hygienic; when we can't [...]

“Education Ministry to introduce TVET as fourth stream in Class XI from 2020” – Am I the only one not comfortable with this?

Let’s start with a brief history of TVET in Bhutan. The Royal Government of Bhutan, after having realized the importance of TVET, began the dialogue on it with the commencement of the first Five Year Plan in 1961. Thus, in 1964, Bhutan’s first TVET was established to train Bhutanese youths in skill-based education in Rinchending, [...]