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  • Environmental & Social Management Framework for Hydro-met & Disaster Improvement Regional Project

    The Department of Agriculture, as one of the implementing partners of the World Bank funded Hydro-met and Disaster Improvement Regional Project is pleased to declare the Environment and Social Management Framework (ESMF) as per the requirement of the donor. It is jointly prepared by the Department of Disaster Management, MoHCA, Department of Hydro-met Services, MoEA and Department of Agriculture, MoAF with the guidance from the World Bank.

    The Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) describes the principles and procedures for addressing environmental and social impacts associated with the project in accordance with the Royal Government of Bhutan’s (RGOB) laws and regulations and World Bank’s safeguards policies.

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  • Picture Story: The Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition Opens (4-8 June 2016)

    Roya_Flower_Show4th June 2016, Paro: His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen with His Royal Highness The Gyalsey at the 2nd Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition, which was inaugurated by Her Majesty. The Exhibition this year is dedicated to Her Majesty, in commemoration of Her Majesty the Queen, Jetsun Pema’s Birth Anniversary. The exhibition is for 5 days till the 8th of June 2016.

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  • Picture Story: Bhutanese Women beat Tree Planting Record set by Bhutanese Men

    Takila_RecordJune 2nd, 2016, Takila, Lhuentse: A new tree planting record by 100 Bhutanese women in one hour has been set at Takila, Lhuentse. A total of 49,718 tress of different species were planted. The previous record set last year by 100 Bhutanese men at Kuenselphodrang, Thimphu, was 49,672 tree seedlings, 46 tree seedlings lesser than the women.

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  • Social Forestry Day Plantation

    Untitled-72nd June, Sarpang: Joining the Nation in celebrating the Coronation Day of the Great Forth Druk Gyalpo, a commemorative plantation was carried out at the National Piggery Development Centre in Gelephu. The saplings of horticulture species (banana/arecanut, etc.) were planted in 2 acres of land in the farm campus, resulting in a total orchard areas of 5 acres so far. It was planned to make the Campus “Green and Healthy Environment” as the Centre has vacant land and also to augment sustainable revenue generation.

    The unit managed to arrange the seedlings from National Seed Centre, Bhur, and other Private Nursery Operators, which were planted on June 02, 2016. The Program Director, NPiDC highlighted the gathering on the significance of the day.

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