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The workshop will deliberate the institution of National Research and Highland Development as per the OD exercise of the RCSC. At the same time it is expected to discuss and review achievements; challenges face by Highland Dzongkhags and take way forward the sustainable livestock development in highland area for the benefit of the highlanders. Officials and technical experts from Department of Livestock, Commodity Centers, RLDCs, NRDCAN, WCNP and Highland Dzongkhags are attending the workshop.
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Cordyceps auction for year 2016 started since 14th July 2016 till 6th August 2016 for 7 dzongkhags namely Wangdue, Bumthang, Lhuntse, TrashiYangtse, Gasa, Paro and Thimphu covering 17 geogs.
The total quantity declared at the auction sites was 458.422 kgs and the farmers of cordyceps collecting areas earned Nu. 151.43 million. The highest bid price was in Thimphu amounting to Nu. 1556000.00 (Fifteen Lakhs Fifty Six Thousand) followed by Nu.1550000.00(Fifteen Lakhs Fifty Thousand)in Bumthang. The lowest bid price was in Yangtse at Nu. 80,000.00 (Fighty Thousand) and 151000.00 (One Lakh Fifty One Thousand) in Wangdue dzongkhag respectively. The total quantity declared at the auction sites in 2015 was 271.002 kgs which is an increase in 2016 by 187.42 kgs.
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August 17, 2016, Thimphu: Officials from Wildlife Rescue and Animal Health Centre at Taba together with other forestry officials freed two Himalayan Black Bears in last few weeks. These bears were reported to have been ensnared within the fringes of agriculture fields and orchard in Paro.
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August 17, Thimphu: The Hon’ble Dasho Rinzin Dorji is the new Secretary for the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests. His Majesty The King conferred Trashi Khadar to him along with other three newly appointed Secretaries yesterday.
Prior to his current appointment, Dasho has served as the Director General for the Construction Development Board, Ministry of Works and Human Settlement. Dasho started his career as an Accountant at the Department of Industry in 1984. He also served as a Trainee Officer and Administrative Officer at the Department of Geology and Mines. Following this, he has served as a Regional Director for Trade and Industry Office in Gelephu and as Deputy Secretary for Ministry of Economic Affairs. Further, he was one of the Directors for Anti-Corruption Commission between 2007-20014.
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