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  • Second batch of Farm Machinery Training completes

    mmexport1480653568334November 30: Sixty operators completed a second batch of farm machinery training on power tiller and tractor that was conducted in Paro, Samteling and Khangma offices of the Agriculture Machinery Centre. They shall be now engaged as geog power tiller operators.

    In Paro, 20 operators were trained in operation and maintenance of power tiller who were nominated by the Dzongkhag Agriculture Sectors of Trongsa, Wangdue and Punakha. In Samteling, 24 operators were trained; they were nominated from Sarpang and Zhemgang. In Khangma, 11 operators from Mongar and Trashigang were trained. Five operators were trained for tractor course at Paro which is a three month course.

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  • RNREC inaugurated in Gakidling

    untitled-1November 26, Sarpang: The newly constructed RNR centre at Gakidling, Sarpang was inaugurated on November 26. The opening ceremony was graced by Dasho Dzongdag, Sarpang as the Chief Guest. The sector heads, Dzongkhag Administration, Sarpang and staff of Geog administration, Gakiling and public from five Chiwogs also attended the program.

    The structures inclusive of RNR extension offices, stores and multipurpose hall with full set of furniture was handed over to the public of Gakiling geog.

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  • Twenty extension officers completes Farm Machinery Training at AMC

    The Extension Officers  with  resource persons at AMC
    The Extension Officers with resource persons at AMC

    November 14-25, Paro: Twenty untrained extension officers (EOs) from Thimphu, Paro, Haa, Chukha, Samtse, Dagana, Wangdue and Punakha completed training on the operation and maintenance of power tiller at the Agriculture Machinery Centre (AMC). They were awarded certificates by the Chief-Guest, the Chief Executive Officer of the Farm Mechanisation Corporation Limited.

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  • DoA and KEI signed consultancy agreement for power tiller

    The consultancy agreement signing in process.
    The consultancy agreement signing in process.

    November 28, Thimphu: The Department of Agriculture (DoA) and Katahira and Engineers International (KEI) signed the consultancy agreement under which 353 power tillers had been approved by the Japanese Government. The signing was done between the Agriculture Director, Kinlay Tshering and the Deputy Director for KEI, Takuji Kono.

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  • Forest Fire Coordination and Planning Meeting held in Gyelpoizhing

    untitled-1November 25, Mongar: Thirty seven participants including ten fire and rescue personals from Kurichu Hydro Power Cooperation (KHPC), ten from the Royal Bhutan Police, five DeSuups, ten forestry personals from Range Office, Gyelpoizhing and two coordinators from Drepong and Tsangkhar community forest fire management groups attended a daylong Forest Fire Coordination and Management Planning Meeting. It was held at the KHPC conference hall with fund support from the Geog Administration, Drepong.

    The meeting was aimed to bring all the agencies under Gyelpoizhing town to work together and share the responsibility on forest fire which is essential to prepare for its prevention and effective response.

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