Thursday, April 19, 2012


Due to lack of storage facilities, farmers in Bhutan continue to lose harvested crops to pest infestation. Loss is estimated between 20 and 40 percent. Meanwhile, farmers of Khothakpa, Pemagatshel in south east Bhutan have complained that dust coming from gypsum mining site nearby their citrus orchard is to be blamed for dying citrus trees. However, the mining officials have denied the allegations saying that dying of trees is due to natural diseases. The number of fruit bearing trees has reduced significantly over the years.
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