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  • Reviving yak farming in Tang

    Yaks from four Dzongkhags at Phokpai
    Yaks from four Dzongkhags at Phokpai

    Bumthang: Yak rearing had been seen as one of the important activity of Narut community in Tang geog for sustaining livelihood in the past. However, with an initiation of agriculture development activities including livestock breed improvement program to increase production, yak rearing culture among the herders in Tang was totally diminished.There was a gradual shift from yak rearing to dairy farming with improved breed as it provides more advantages in terms of earning income and management aspects.

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  • Opening ceremony for Daphne hall and Museum for Ethnobiology held

    The Daphne conference hall at UWICE
    The Daphne conference hall at UWICE

    April 16, Bumthang: Coinciding with the inauguration of the centre for South Asia Forestry Studies, Her Royal Highness Ashi Chimi Yangzom Wangchuck inaugurated the Daphne conference hall and the Ugyen Wangchuck Museum for Ethnobiology located at the Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment (UWICE).

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  • Centre for South Asia Forestry Studies Inaugurated

    The Centre for South Asia Forestry Studies
    The Centre for South Asia Forestry Studies

    16 April, Bumthang: Her Royal Highness Ashi Chimi Yangzom Wangchuck inaugurated the UNESCO–Madanjeet Centre for South Asia Forestry Studies at the Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment (UWICE) located at Lamai Goempa. The centre was a cherished dream of late Madanjeet Singh, the UNESCO goodwill ambassador from the year 2000 who also founded the South Asia Foundation (SAF).

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  • Handing/Taking ceremony of KR-II 2013 grant assistance

    Signing of handing-taking notes
    Signing of handing-taking notes

    April 16, Paro: The handing-taking ceremony of 239 power tillers worth approximately Ngultrum 65 million from the Government of Japan to the Royal Government of Bhutan received under the KR – II grant assistance was formally graced by His Excellence Lyonchhoen Tshering Tobgay, the Prime Minister of Bhutan and Mr. Kikuta Yutaka, the Hon’ble Minister and Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Japan, New Delhi, India.

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