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  • Bio-gas Plant in Trongsa: An approach to cheap, green and Renewable Energy solution

    Untitled-1The Livestock sector of Trongsa Dzongkhag coordinated and initiated the establishment of Bio-gas plants in Drakten and Langthil geogs, the first of its kind in the Dzongkhag. It involved both the beneficiaries and sector employees as part of a capacity building programme which served as a platform for the sector staff to learn the fundamentals of biogas plant construction and operation through practical engagement. Two teams were formed, one for each geog comprising proportionate mixture of skills and man force. The programme was carried out under the sector budget funded by the Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Project Authority (MHPA).

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  • Social Forestry Day celebrated throughout the Country

    DeSuups in 20 Dzongkhags planted seedlings to mark the day
    DeSuups in 20 Dzongkhags planted seedlings to mark the day

    June 2, Thimphu: Coinciding with the Coronation day of His Majesty The Fourth Druk Gyalpo today, the day is also celebrated as Social Forestry Day. Thousands of seedlings were planted throughout the country. People from all walks of life came together to celebrate the day by planting trees as a tribute to His Majesty The Fourth Druk Gyalpo, Jigme Singye Wangchuck.

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  • Calf Rally Exhibition conducted at Trashigang

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    1 June, Trashigang: Dzongkhag Livestock Sector, Trashigang organised a Calf Rally Exhibition on 1/06/2016 at Pam village, Trashigang. Opening ceremony of the exhibition was conducted by Dasho Dzongrab of Trashigang Dzongkhag who was accompanied by senior officials of various sectors.

    In the welcoming note N.S. Tamang, Dzongkhag Livestock Officer, Trashigang, highlighted a few shortcome objectives of the program some of which are to encourage farmers to adopt rearing improved Jersey progeny cow through contact heifer and breeding production program (CHBPP), households adopting stall feeding practice to enhance clean milk production, and stimulate farmers to run-through scientific management of dairy farming.

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  • Social Forestry Day Message from the Hon’ble MoAF Minister

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    “The Social Forestry Day in Bhutan was launched under the wise guidance of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo in 1979. Since 1985, it is being observed on 2nd June which is the Coronation Day of the Fourth Druk Gyalpo.

    Forests are very essential for our people who have relied on forests since time immemorial. Food, shelter, clothing, fuel, medicine, furniture, water, soil, oxygen and so forth are all derived from the forest. In Bhutan, about 70 percent of Bhutanese are farmers who live in rural areas and are solely dependent on the forests for their requirement of timber, fuel, fodder and many other forest products needs. Bhutan, in recent years at COP21 has committed to remain carbon neutral with the view that there is no greater need important, than keeping the planet safe for life to continue. The only way forward to make a climate smart environment is to have more trees on the planet.

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