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  • Sale counter for livestock products inaugurated at Khuruthang

    Untitled-1September 5, Punakha: A sale counter for livestock products was inaugurated at Khuruthang Vegetable Market to benefit the dairy farmer groups (DFGs) of 11 geogs in Dzongkhag.

    It was constructed at a cost of Nu.1.4 million with funds from the Dzongkhag Development Grant and GoI Livestock Project of the Department of Livestock.

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  • Inspiring Lhuentse Dairy Farmers for sufficient production of winter cattle feed

    Untitled-1September 1-3, Lhuentse: The Dzongkhag Livestock Sector along with 32 (23 females and 9 males) trained dairy farmers conducted a demonstration of chuff-cutter machines as a part of the awareness on fodder conservation technology.

    The program through chuff-cutter machines educated farmers on how to conserve locally available feed resources adopting ensilaging technique of feed conservation and thereby reduce the winter fodder shortages in the locality.

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  • Lhuentse receives its first farm road construction machines

    Untitled-1September 2, Lhuentse: Lhuentse Dzongkhag Administration and Rabdey received a new Hydraulic Excavator and Back Hoe Loader each from the Central Machinery Unit, Bumthang as a part of the Government’s support towards the construction of rural agriculture road during the 11th FYP and beyond.

    The machines are expected to contribute to socio-economic development of Dzongkhag through improved accessibility and other agricultural development activities. They will be used to construct farm roads, agriculture land development, monsoon restoration and other emergency work.

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  • An excavator and a backhoe loader provided to all 20 Dzongkhags

    A50X212630 August, Bumthang; His Excellency Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji, Minister for Agriculture and Forests (MoAF) handed over farm road construction machineries to each Dzongkhag Administration represented by the Dzongdas at the Central Machinery Unit, MoAF, Bumthang.

    The new machineries were handed over in the presence of His Excellency Lyonchhen Dasho Tshering Tobgay, Prime Minister of Bhutan and Dzongkhag Tshogdue Thrizins and DAO of the 20 Dzongkhags.

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  • 7th Mushroom Festival celebrated in Ura

    Untitled-1Bumthang: Thousands of people flocked to observe the 7th Mushroom Festival at Ura Dozhi geog on 23-24 August 2017. The festival was organised by the Ura Mushroom Conservation and Tourism Association with fund support and collaboration from the Phrumsengla National Park.

     The festival was held to showcase Matsutake (Sangay Shamu) and other local organic products and generate income through their sale. It was also to advocate on the conservation of mushroom varieties through a sustainable harvesting and preserve their culture and tradition by performing local and mask dances to the foreign visitors and people from other Dzongkhags.

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