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  • Orong farmers solve Water Shortage

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    The community and its problem:

    Orong, a community located centrally among the other villages of Orong geog under Samdrup Jongkhar District consists of 109 households. A total of 1,019 of the total population of Orong geog reside in this community. Orong community’s biggest problem was water shortage for both drinking and irrigation although there are potentials for increasing crop production. In the absence of irrigation facilities, they depended mostly on rainfall, which over the years have also become erratic making the situation worse. Water being the lifeline, Orongpas had various problems related to water. Hygiene and sufficient production of crops, particularly vegetables, was never assured and conflicts over water were common. The geog Administration had recorded as high as 10 disputes related to water in a year.

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  • One Stop Livestock Shop inaugurated in Sarpang

    The One Stop Livestock Shop being inaugurated by the Director of DoL
    The One Stop Livestock Shop being inaugurated by the Director of DoL

    26 March, Sarpang: The One Stop Livestock Shop of Sarpang Poultry Layer Cooperative was formally inaugurated by Dr. Tashi Samdup, the Director for the Department of Livestock (DoL). With this, the members are expected to reap and harness the best out of it and be a role model for the farmers in the country.

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  • Turkey Farming: Another Livestock Venture and Intervention in the Offing

    The new turkey farmers
    The new turkey farmers

    27 March, Sarpang: To enhance livelihood options of farmers, different interventions have been felt necessary to provide them opportunities for “diversity” and a “coping strategy”. Considering this, the Department of Livestock (DoL), has initiated “Turkey Farming” on a pilot basis. With the success in hatching Turkey eggs and its rearing protocols, the Department is now set to up-scale such interventions at the farm level.

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  • WCD Tender deadline Postponed

    The Wildlife Conservation Division would like to inform that the deadline for the Supply and Installation of Laboratory Equipments and Consumables has been further postponed till 4 April 2014.

     

    For further queries please contact 324131 (Chief forestry Officer, WCD)or (Kinley Rabgay, WCD, Project Focal) during office hours.

    Inconvenience caused is regretted.

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  • Biogas Plant Training course for Masons and Supervisors

    Dasho Dzongdag awarding the certificates
    Dasho Dzongdag awarding the certificates

    15-26 March, Samdinkgha, Punakha: A two week long training from 15-26 March for masons and supervisors to construct biogas plants was organised in Samdingkha Geog by the Biogas Project in collaboration with Dzongkhag Livestock Sector, Punakha Dzongkhag. Twenty masons and 12 supervisors were trained on the construction and installation of biogas plants. The masons were farmers from 11 Geogs who have basic skills in construction. The supervisors were livestock extension officers from 11 RNR Centres. During the training, six biogas plants were constructed in Samdingkha Gewog. The training provided the participants with knowledge and skills on constructing  and installing biogas plants. They will now be able to assist interested farmers who wish to construct biogas plants in the rural households in 11 Geogs.

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