To promote the school agriculture programme (SAP), 23 school teachers from 19 schools of Thimphu Thromde were trained on urban agriculture gardening concept and skill development.
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Bumthang: The Department of Agriculture in collaboration with Department of Public Health, Department of School Education and other relevant agencies such as BAFRA, FCBL, GNHC, WFP conducted educational and awareness workshop at Jakar for all DEOs and one Principal of Central School on 19-20 July 2018.
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July 24, Thimphu: Dr. Min Prasad Timsina (Specialist) Advisor of the Department of Livestock (DoL) has been promoted from ES III to ES II with effect from 1 July 2018. On this joyous occasion, he was offered a Trashi Khadar by the Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo and other well wishers at the ceremony organised at DoL office, today.
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On 13 July 2018 Lyonpo opened the farm road at Lagyel, Tshenkhar geog. The 2.86 KM farm road from Chendola to Lagyel was constructed through the support of RGoB (Nu. 1 million). It is expected to benefit nine households of Lagyel under Tsengkhar geog.
On 17 July 2018, the Native Poultry and Heifer Breeding Centre at Sertsam in Lhuentse was inaugurated by HE the Sanam Lyonpo. The construction of various facilities such as the office building, dairy shed, staff quarters, among others, were jointly funded through RGoB, EU, GOI and BTFEC. Around Nu. 29.9 million have been spent as of June, 2018. The Centre was established with the main objective of conserving pure line native poultry and dairy breed, particularly Nublang, and to produce high quality indigenous heifer breeds.
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The Sertsam Farm was inaugurated by Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo on 17 July 2018. The farm is in Lhuentse Dzongkhag and was established on February 2017 coinciding with the Birth Anniversary of The Gyalsey. It has a total area of 95.5 acres and is at an altitude of 989 metres above sea level.
The farm has 126 Cattle including milking cows, heifers and young bulls. Regarding native poultry there are 272 birds, amongst them Black, Seim and Belochems.
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