A journey towards Menchari GNH model village

 04/03/2017

Today (4/3/2017) the inauguration of farm road (3.9 km) was graced by honorable Minister for Agriculture and Forests (MoAF) along with Dasho Dzongda, Gup, sector heads, villagers and other officials of the entourage.

Menchari community felt privileged to meet and interact with Lyonpo. Lyonpo has encouraged them to boost their economic activities with coming of road and assured support like electric fencing to mitigate human-wild conflict. Lyonpo also provided a nursery shed to the community for vegetable and seed production.

The construction of farm road began last year (17/11/2016) with a machinery support from MoAF, labour contribution from the community, administration support from Orong Gewog, technical support from the Department of Road and financial assistance from Gross National Happiness Commission (GNHC) and TomKat Foundation. It is an exemplary collaboration between people, government and civil society organization, bear equal responsibility to meet the shared goal of development with values.

The farm road is fundamentally expected to improve the lives of the farmers. Most importantly farmers expressed that they can have immediate access of their produce in the markets.

Road towards Menchari GNH model village.

 

Lyonpo interacting with farmers.

Listening to voices from the ground.

 

 

 


 



Inauguration ceremony by honorable Lyonpo, Dasho Dzongda and Orong Gup.

Community representative sharing his thoughts.

Photo session with honorable Lyonpo