February 18, 2014
The Chairperson for the House Committee presented a status report on the Corruption Risk Management (CRM) initiated by the Anti-Corruption Commission to manage and identify areas prone to corruption at the parliamentarian level. It was decided that the ACC be informed on the status report of the CRM.
The Chairperson reminded the Committees on the review tasks assigned to them in preparation for the 13th session. Read More »
February 14, 2014
The National Soil Services Centre (NSSC), Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests made an exhaustive presentation on Combating Land degradation to the National Council from 2 pm – 5.20 pm today. The presentation was divided into three parts viz. land degradation in Bhutan: its types, causes and impacts; sustainable land management initiatives in Bhutan, and national action program to combat land degradation.
The members of the National Council recognized the importance of combating land degradation in Bhutan since 69% of the population depended on farming and live on 2.93% of the total cultivatable land area of 8%. Read More »