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  • High Commissioner for Canada to India meets Hon’ble Lyonpo

    DSC05602June 19, Thimphu: The Hon’ble High Commissioner for Canada to India, Nadir Patel and his delegation paid a courtesy call to the Honb’le Agriculture Lyonpo, Yeshey Dorji. The High Commissioner who is in the country for the first time also serves as Canada’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary for Nepal and Bhutan.

    At the meeting, Lyonpo talked about the forest, agriculture and livestock as the three important sectors under the Ministry among others highlighting more on the forest and park services activities. He also shared the team on the on-going mass tree plantation around Thimphu.

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  • Training of Trainers and System Testing of G2C Database for Essential Veterinary Drug Program

    Picture for news clipThe National Centre for Animal Health (NCAH), Serbithang under the Department of Livestock (DoL) is conducting a seven days “Training of Trainers and System Testing for G2C Database for Essential Veterinary Drug Program (EVDP)” in the country from 15th June 2015 to 21st June 2015.

    The training is being attended by 21 participants from various units under the Department of Livestock such as Dzongkhag Veterinary Hospitals, Regional Livestock Development Centres, National Animal Hospital, Livestock Central Store, National Centre for Animal Health and DoL HQ.

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  • A dedicatory plantation on June 2nd, 2015- Social Forestry Day

    Mongar2nd June, Mongar: On the eve of celebrating 2nd June 2015 Social Forestry Day and also to commemorate the 60th Birth Anniversary of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, the members of the Drangmaling Kuenphen Community Forest under Mongar Dzongkhag and the staffs of Central Park Range of Phrumsengla National Park have shown the exemplary work to rest of the Community Forest members to prove that Community Forest is not only for utilisation of forest resources but also a way to re-stock the resources through plantation of trees of having high commercial timber values.

    The Day was celebrated by planting over 100 numbers of Walnut seedlings planted in 1.5 acres in the burnt and open areas of the CF. The seedlings were supplied from the nursery of Central Park Range Office at Lingmethang, Mongar upon the requisition put up by the members. The members of the CF were contented with their all efforts and expressed the views of having initiated plantation by the park management for the first time within 5th year of managing their Community Forest since 2010. They were also extremely delighted for being able to dedicate their work on the auspicious day to celebrate the 60th Birth Anniversary of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo. One member said, “The trees they planted on this day would grow not only for us but even I couldn’t imagine how much would be the numbers in our child’s time”. The technical support and guidance were given to the members on how to take care of the seedlings.

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  • RDC Yusipang success in propagating and multiplying the rare Chemshing

    Chemshing in full fruiting during the month of August
    Chemshing in full fruiting during the month of August

    Ziziphus sp. known widely as Chamshing in Bhutan is a hardy deciduous tree under the Rhamnaceae family. The tree is highly revered in Bhutan as its stony seeds are used as rosary beads to enchant prayers in Buddhism. The species is of high conservation importance due to its rarity induced by poor regeneration and lack of scientific studies.

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    1June 15, Thimphu: The Hon’ble Indian Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Mr. Nitin Gadkari accompanied by Shri Gautam Bambawale, the Ambassador of India to Bhutan visited the National Dairy Development Centre, Yusipang. The Delegates were received by the Hon’ble Agriculture Lyonpo, Yeshey Dorji and heads of the departments. The centre presented their activities and also highlighted the GoI supports particularly in terms of infrastructure and dairy equipment in a meeting.

    The delegates later visited the RDC Yusipang and attended the centre’s brief presentation. Following the delegates departure, Lyonpo visited the organic trials, green houses, cherry and hazelnut plantation sites and laboratories at RDC Yusipang along with a quick visit to a meat processing unit

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