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  • Dry land irrigation scheme for Langpa-Nobgang

    January 14, Haa: A ground breaking ceremony for much awaited dry land irrigation scheme for Langpa-Nobgang village under Samar gewog was held at Langpa. It was attended by the representatives from the Department of Agriculture and Dzongkhag Agriculture Sector along with members from Langpa-Nobgang Water User Association (WUA).

    The representatives visited the water source located some 15km away from village along with the WUA members who were empowered to monitor the construction through a written by-laws and take ownership of the irrigation scheme from the beginning itself.

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  • MoAF received 353 power tillers from Government of Japan

    January 10, Paro: His Excellency Mr. Kenji Hiramatsu, the Ambassador, Embassy of Japan in New Delhi handed over 353 power tillers worth approximately Nu. 137 million to Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo under the general grand aid ‘The Project for the improvement of Farm Machinery for Hiring Services of Tillage’.

    Bhutan has been the recipient of KR II Grant for almost 40 years and has received 3186 power tillers till date.

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  • Strengthening Vegetable Groups in Lhuentse through CARLEP project

    31 December-7 January, Lhuentse: The training on strengthening of existing vegetable groups in Maenbi and Maedtsho geog was carried out by Dzongkhag Agriculture Sector in collaboration with Geog Administration. The training was focused to those groups that defunct after few years of initial establishment. Two vegetable groups in the Dzongkhag were found to have declined in it’s working mechanism. Hence, these particular groups had reached the critical stage of failing and required upgradation.

    The sector assembled issues and challenges on why the group remained inactive and defunct in the mid of progressing. Thus, lack of coordination and cooperation among members were found to be the core issues that lead groups to remain inactive.

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