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  • Strengthening Vegetable Groups in Lhuentse through CARLEP project

    131 December-7 January, Lhuentse: The training on strengthening of existing vegetable groups in Maenbi and Maedtsho geog was carried out by Dzongkhag Agriculture Sector in collaboration with Geog Administration. The training was focused to those groups that defunct after few years of initial establishment. Two vegetable groups in the Dzongkhag were found to have declined in it’s working mechanism. Hence, these particular groups had reached the critical stage of failing and required upgradation.

    The sector assembled issues and challenges on why the group remained inactive and defunct in the mid of progressing. Thus, lack of coordination and cooperation among members were found to be the core issues that lead groups to remain inactive.

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  • Forest Beat Office inaugurated in Sergithang

    IMG_56175 January, Tsirang: A new beat Office was inaugurated at Sergithang Toed chiwog under Sergithang geog in Tsirang. The inauguration ceremony was graced by Dzongkhag Tshogdu (DT) Chairperson, Tsirang and Chief Forestry Officer, Tsirang Forest Division.

    Present at the function were also Gups of Sergithang and Tsirangtoe geog, Project Officer from Tarayana Foundation, Civil servants and public of Sergithang geog and forestry staff of Tsirang Forest Division. According to the Chief Forestry Officer in her keynote address “Our main aim for opening a forest beat office at Sergithang geog is to take the forestry services to the doorstep of people which is in line with the policy of our government”. As of now the public of Sergithang geog had to visit Tsirangtoe beat Office to even render a small service which consumed much of their time and resources.

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  • Collared scops owl rescued in Tsirang

    IMG_5572On January 2, an employee with Tarayana Foundation, Namgay presently residing at Tsirangtoe geog had spotted a collared scops owl being chased by a group of dogs. Upon informed by him, the forestry staffs of Tsirangtoe Beat Office rushed to the site and brought the owl to the Beat Office for further treatment and management. According to Namgay, he tried to contribute in a small way to safeguard our rich biodiversity”.

    With the help of Livestock Extension Officer of Tsirangtoe, a physical examination was done. No injury was found on the owl. The owl has been feed with meat, cockroach, moths, grasshoppers and other insects. It will be kept under observation for few days. It will be relocated to the natural habitat after it is fully recovered.

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  • Farm machineries tested at AMC

    1One of the mandates of the Agriculture Machinery Centre (AMC) is to ensure the country has safe and efficient farm machinery for farmers.

    The Agriculture Machinery Certification Section had tested 2 models of power tillers namely, Kubota and Yanmar as per the national standards endorsed at Bhutan Standard Bureau (BSB). The team had also tested oil expeller from Karma One Stop. The two models of reapers for harvesting of paddy from Sonam Dongphel and Farm Machinery Corporation Limited were also tested based on the Ministry endorsed standards which are under public review in BSB for national endorsement.

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