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  • New Secretary joins Ministry of Agriculture and Forests

    Dasho Rinzin DorjiAugust 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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  • Second Annual Mushroom Festival

    A50X0191August 15-16, Thimphu: The second annual Mushroom Festival was held in Geney geog celebrating the Royal Birth of HRH The Gyalsey, Jigme Namgyal Wangchuk. It also celebrated the 30 years of diplomatic relationship between JICA and Bhutan whereby the community and students showcased different mushrooms for sale, food stalls and cultural programs. The event was further aimed to help preserve and promote the culture and tradition as well as to improve the livelihood of the community.

    The festival celebrated the importance of mushroom and in particular matsutake mushroom which played a huge role in the socio-economic development of the geog. Mushroom is the major source of cash income for the Geney farmers. Last year alone, matsutake sale bagged around 87million Ngultrum.

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  • Research Coordination and Planning Workshop underway

    Participants1August 17-19, Haa: The first consultative workshop on Research and Extension coordination and planning is underway at the National Research Center for Riverine and Lake Fisheries (NRCRLF).

    About 30 participants including researchers and technical experts from the Research and Extension Division (RED), Livestock Commodity Centres and Central Farms, NCAH, NRCDAN and RLDCs under Department of Livestock are attending the workshop.

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  • Hon’ble Lyonchhoen and Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo visits Genekha geog

    August 4, Thimphu: The Hon’ble Lyonchhoen Tshering Tobgay and Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji visited Geneykha Geog in Thimphu.

    During interaction, Lyonchhoen urged the farmers not to sell their land. He also shared them the allocated budget for geog, importance of health and hygiene, education and agriculture for their better livelihood.
    During interaction, Lyonchhoen urged the farmers not to sell their land. He also shared with them about the allocated budget for Geog, importance of health and hygiene, education and agriculture for their better livelihood.

    Lyonpo discussed with farmers on the preparation of the upcoming Matsutake Festival which is scheduled to be held on 15 and 16 August. The festival is aimed to preserve and promote the culture and tradition as well as to improve the livelihood of the Genekha community.
    Lyonpo discussed with farmers on the preparation of the upcoming Matsutake Festival which is scheduled to be held on 15 and 16 August 2016. The festival is aimed to preserve and promote the culture and tradition as well as to improve the livelihood of the Genekha community.

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  • Picture story

    Call on by Delegation from the DT Families Foundation in relation to Bhutan For Life initiative.

    Bhutan Live greenDirctor, DoFPS explaning the Protected area

    -Submitted by Tashi Yangzom, ICS

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