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  • Field Demonstration of Multi-Functional Mini Power Tiller

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    Demonstration of power tiller a products of M/S SAS Motors Limited

    19 August: His Excellency, Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji, Minister for Agriculture and Forests (MoAF), Offtg. Director General, Department of Agriculture, Division Chiefs and officials of various departments/divisions under MoAF visited Bondey Farm today to attend field demonstration of multi-functional mini power tiller products of M/S SAS Motors Limited, Manesar, Gurgoan, Haryana, India.

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  • Mass Sterilisation and Vaccination Programme 2014

    The MoU signing between the Thimphu Thromde and Department of Livestock

    16 August, Thimphu: The Community Animal Birth Control was launched at the Clock Tower. Addressing the audience, the Chief Guest, Dasho Tenzin Dhendup, the Agriculture Secretary highlighted the importance of scientific dog population management and lauded the joint initiatives of the Department of Livestock (DoL) and Thimphu Thromde to curb this social nuisance in a humane manner. While further reiterating the importance of joint collaboration and Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing, the Thimphu Thrompon, Dasho Kinley Dorji requested for public support to make the event successful.

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  • Six months phenology observation records: An insight from 17 schools

    HEROES(http://www.bpn.gov.bt), a school based phenology monitoring system in Bhutan, was operationalised in February, 2014. Since then, students from 17 schools have been closely monitoring , recording and reporting plant’s phenological event such as timing for budburst, young leaf, flower bud, open flower, ripe fruit and leaf fall. Within a time frame of six months, HEROES has collected over 30000 phenology records. Observations were reported for 30 species of trees, 10 species of shrubs and 10 species of herbs. On average, each school has reported observation of 120 days since February, 2014.

    Although it is very early to draw any conclusive result based on few months data, it is said to have yielded heightened awareness of daily and seasonal changes occurring in plant among the group of observers. Also, as per the first phase record, the observation from few schools are sporadic and inconsistent.. Six months exercise on phenology observing has yielded some insight which could be used in refinement and standardization of phenology observing and reporting protocols.

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  • National Park Conference underway in Thimphu

    Release of National Tiger Survey
    Release of National Tiger Survey

    14-16 August, Thimphu. The opening session of the ‘National Park Conference and Global Tiger Day Celebration’ was graced by His Excellency Lyonchen Tshering Tobgay at the Convention Centre on 14th of August. The session was also attended by Lyonpo D.N. Dhungel, Ministry of Information and Communications, Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Dasho Paljor.J.Dorji, several Members of Parliament, Dasho Ugen Tshewang, Secretary, National Environment Commission, Dasho Tenzin Dhendup, Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Forest, Dasho Dr. Sonam Tenzin, Secretary, Ministry of Economic Affairs, senior government officials of various government ministries and departments, desups, 120 students & teachers of Thimphu Thromde schools.

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