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  • Cordyceps permit issued to Khatoed highlanders

     2 June, Gasa: Gasa Dzongkhag Administration and park office issued the permits for cordyceps collection to around 30 people of Khatoed gewog coinciding with the Social Forestry Day.

    Considering the pandemic COVID-19 situation, officials advised the highlanders to strictly follow the procedures, rules and waste management practices. This year, officials will ensure that people carry their own waste back home and maintain cleanliness at the cordyceps collection sites.

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  • Agriculture farming picks up in a remote village of Gashingma

    A group named, Sr. Youth Group at Muktiar Bagan, Gashingma village under Phuntshopelri gewog in Samtse has ventured into fruit and vegetable production.

    The group consisting of three members had tried their luck in farming in 2015 with chilli cultivation in 3 acres of land. However they lost 95% of their hard work to wildlife discouraging them to continue farming for the next three years.

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  • NPiRDC observed Social Forestry Day & Ozone Day 2020

    The National Piggery Research and Development Centre, Department of Livestock, Gelephu joins the Nation in commemorating the Coronation Day of our Great Forth King. Every year the Day is observed on 2nd June and it is greatly known as the Social Forestry Day. As a tribute to Druk Gyal Zhepa for his profound respect to Environment and to make the NPiRDC campus greener and cleaner, the staff and the family members including school children residing within the campus came together to plant horticulture saplings that include areca nut, litchi, coconut, mango and jackfruits. Around 200 numbers of seedlings were planted in an area of one acre. It’s also our wishes that any green house gases (GHG) emission by piggery farm is absorbed by plants for synthesis of clean oxygen for prevention of ozone layer depletion.  Every year Ozone day is mark on 4th June coinciding with the Birth Anniversary of Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen. The Program Director of the Centre also briefed the volunteers on the significance of the Day.

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  • Message from the Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo on Social Forestry Day

    Today, the 2ndof June is celebrated across the country as the Social Forestry Day and more importantly as the Coronation anniversary of our Fourth Druk Gyalpo, His Majesty King Jigme Singye Wangchuck.  It was in 1974 on this day, our beloved King ascended the golden throne.

    His Majesty King Jigme Singye Wangchuck has been an exemplary leader, whose conservation leadership is revered globally, for which the King and the Country has received many International Awards. Today, because of our Monarchs visionary leadership, Bhutan is considered as an exemplary nation intertwined with rich environmental values and ethics. Our nation has been in the limelight for prioritizing environmental conservation and putting in efforts to strike a balance between the growing trend of land-use change and maintaining the constitutional requirement of securing at least sixty percent of land under forest cover, for all times to come.

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  • A hybrid maize variety to be released soon 

    A new hybrid maize variety, Wengkhar Hybrid Maize 1 has been approved by the Variety Release Committee under the Ministry to be released soon.

    According to the Agriculture Research and Development Centre (ARDC)-Wengkhar, the new variety is a heat tolerant, medium height and high yielding single cross hybrid with yellow dent kernel and yield potential of 1.8 to 2 t per acre.

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