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TED’s Program on Supporting Tibetan MSMEs

The Tibetan Entrepreneurship Development (TED); a program of SARD, Department of Finance; is running “Supporting Tibetan MSMEs under the Tibetan Entrepreneurship Program”. The project is being carried out in partnership with M-CRIL, a Gurgaon based Indian development consulting organisation. The project to support Tibetan Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), being carried out this pilot year in […]


CTA Launches a Disaster Preparedness Program

February 20, 2019: Dharamsala falls under seismic zone IV and thereby prone to major earthquakes and related hazards. A 7.8 earthquake struck the Kangra valley in 1905 that claimed the lives of over 20,000 and caused severe destruction. The area is also prone to various other hazards such as landslides, cloudbursts, rock falls and fires. […]


CTA Commissions a Major Water Survey and Revamps WASH Program

The Department of Health, CTA has carried out numerous Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) projects in the Tibetan settlements and schools in India and Nepal to improve access and use of safe water and sanitation projects. Over the years, the Department has implemented construction of overhead tanks, submersible pumps, public toilets and drainage systems projects […]


Grantee Profile: Tibetan Homes Foundation, Mussoorie

Tibetan Homes Foundation (THF), Mussoorie is one of the premier Tibetan school in exile dedicated to working for the care of orphans, semi orphan, and destitute Tibetan refugee children. It was established in 1962 by His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama to provide home-like care, education and an environment that encourages learning of Tibetan language […]


Rice Mill in Bhandara Tibetan Settlement launches its flagship product – Tibet Premium Rice

Dharamshala: The Tibet Rice Mill of Bhandara Tibetan Settlement, Maharashtra launched its flagship product, the Tibet Premium Rice today at a press conference in Gangchen Kyishong. Speaking at the press conference were Chief Planning Commissioner of Central Tibetan Administration Dr Kunchok Tsundue, Additional Secretary of Department of Home Karma Choeying, President of the Bhandara Cooperatives […]



SARD Convenes a Special Presentation on WASH

Dharamsala, January 10, 2019: In order to streamline, the WASH programme of the Tibetan community in India, the PC/SARD suggested that a geo-hydrological surveys to diagnose the groundwater situations of the key settlements be conducted so that it could systematically develop a plan to resolve the water and drinking water crises faced by many communities […]


Gangjong Development Finance Private Limited Receives NBFC License

Gangjong Development Finance Private Limited (Gangjong Finance) received a Non-Banking Financial Company (NBFC) license granted by the Reserve Bank of India on Dec 13th, 2018. Gangjong Finance will now operate as full fledge NBFC offering loan services typically provided by traditional banks, but it cannot accept public deposits. The main objective of Gangjong Finance is […]


Major Study Finds High TB Infection among Tibetan school children.

In a tuberculosis screening and treatment initiative covering the entire population of Tibetan refugee schoolchildren in northern India, a team directed by researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine and the University of Wisconsin says it has found not only a startlingly high prevalence of TB disease and infection, but also a potentially workable strategy to eliminate […]


Two month induction training begins for 18 new CTA staff recruits

The Induction program organized by Public Service commission, Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) which includes two month of training for the new batch of CTA staff recruits started on 5th November 2018 at Administrative Training and Welfare Society Centre, Dharamsala. This batch has an overwhelming majority of women with 14 among the 18 recruited. The two […]