A new irrigation system provides a much-needed steady supply of water to farming communities

Bhutan’s Minister for Agriculture and Forests, Lyonpo Yeshey Penjor and UNDP Resident Representative Azusa Kubota inaugurated a 13.5-kilometer irrigation scheme in Jimithang village in September 2022, ensuring uninterrupted access to water for farmers in 12 villages. The launch of the scheme – attended by UN Assistant Secretary-General and UNDP Regional Director for Asia and Pacific, Ms. Kanni Wignaraja – will serve 193 households and cover three gewogs of Dzomi, Lingmukha, and Shengana in Punakha, supplying water mainly for rice farming. Retrofitted with new and climate-resilient technology – also known as climate-proofing – the irrigation system is designed to better withstand…

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