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  • Hon’ble sanam Lyonpo visits Tsirang, Dagana, Sarpang and Zhemgang Dzongkhags

    4 – 7 October, 2019: Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo and his team comprising of officials from Policy and Planning Division (PPD), Department of Agricultural Marketing & Cooperatives (DAMC), and Regional Agricultural Marketing & Cooperatives office (RAMCO) visited Dagana, Tsirang, Sarpang and Zhemgang Dzongkhag . The main objective of the visit was to advocate on the importance of School and Hospital Feeding Program, a priority of the government to improve food and nutrition requirement for school children. The visit is also aimed to share views on the agriculture transformation to be initiated in the 12th FYP to increase food self-sufficiency. The visit is scheduled for ten Dzongkhags including Merak and Sakteng in the East.

    Lyonpo met with different level of participants comprising of local government , school teachers , extension officers and regional agencies and expressed his views on the sustainable development and how import of food and food products shows the vulnerability of our future food supply. Lyonpo stressed the need for transformations in Agriculture system and also informed the meetings that School and Hospital Feeding Program is a market innovation, good news for the Farmers and entrepreneurs of Bhutan, which assured market for their produce to schools and hospital.

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  • Sanam Lyonpo visits Samtse and Chukha Dzongkhags

    The team at the Samtse surface collection and dredging site

    27-28 September: A team led by the Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo, Samtse Dasho Dzondag, representatives of local government and officials from the Department of Forests and Parks Services visited various surface collection and dredging sites at Samtse and Phuentsholing (Pasakha and Toorsa).

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  • Blessed Rainy Day tomorrow

    The Bhutanese will be observing the Thruebab or Blessed Rainy Day tomorrow on 24 September 2019.

    The day is a holiday marking the end of the monsoon season in Bhutan. On this day, all natural water resources in the country are considered to be sanctifying and it is believed that an outdoor bath will cleanse all of bad deeds, obstructions, defilements and accumulated bad karma. Families traditionally gather for a meal of Thup at breakfast time.

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