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  • Harnessing benefits of transboundary cooperation for Yak conservation and development

    28 February 2020: The Department of Livestock, Ministry of Agriculture and Forest, Royal Government of Bhutan handed over to Government of Sikkim (India) one young yak breeding bull and two young yak breeding bulls to Government of Nepal within the purview of Kangchenjunga Landscape Conservation and Development Strategy and Regional Cooperation Framework and National Highland Development Program (NHDP), Bhutan on 28th February, 2020 at Paro, Bhutan.

    The Kangchenjunga Landscape Conservation and Development Initiative (KLCDI) coordinated by International Central for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) provides excellent platform for KLCDI member countries (Bhutan, India and Nepal) to cooperate and implement systematic yak breeding bull exchange programme to address the emerging issue of inbreeding and reduced productivity in yak.

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  • Shortlisted Candidates for Farm Machinery Operators

    ARDC, Samtenling has shortlisted the following applicants for the post of farm machinery operators under ESP category advertised vide No. ARDC-SAM/ADM-4/2019-2020/954, dated 26/12/2019 and re-announcement vide No: ARDC-SAM/ADM-4/2019-2020/981, dated 13/1/2020 and ARDC-SAM/ADM-4/2019-2020/1052 dated 7/2/2020  as mentioned below:

    Sl.noNameCID NoPost Applied forPlace Applied
    1Budhi Man Monger21301000119Power tiller OperatorARDC Samtenling
    2Jamyang Yeshi11704002794Tractor OperatorARDC Samtenling
    3Jigme Wangchuk10905000667Power tiller OperatorARDSC Pangbang
    4Madhap Dulal11301001412Tractor operatorARDC Samtenling
    5Ngawang Namgyel12007001949Power tiller OperatorARDSC Tingtibi
    6Sangay Wangchuk11108001600Tractor OperatorARDSC Pangbang
    7Santa Ram Ghalley11301002677Power tiller OperatorARDC Samtenling
    8Shambhu Kharka11308002991Power tiller OperatorARDC Samtenling

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  • Formation of Yak Cooperatives and Federation as a Strategy for Highland Development

    A week long consultation and awareness meeting was organized with the yak rearing farmers of two highland gewogs – Sakteng and Merak under Trashigang Dzongkhag. The main objective was to create awareness on formation and strengthening of the existing yak cooperatives at the gewog and district level. The consultation and awareness meeting was attended by 127 herders from Sakteng gewog, and 74 herders (33 males and 41 females) from Merak gewog.

    The herders and local government authority were sensitized about the Highland development support programs during the 12FYP and the special highland development program approved by the government which is above and over the plan activities proposed in 12FYP. The participants were also clarified on why the proposed Highland flagship program was changed to program-based emphasizing on the differences and advantages being time bound and future sustainability.

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