April 11, Mongar: A 9 km farm road from Nagor under Silambi geog to Weringla under Gongdue geog has been completed. It will benefit 333 households (hhs) in Silambi and 343 hhs in Gongdue.
According to the Dzongkhag Agriculture Sector, the new road will connect two communities to their Drungkhag office and Yenla Dratshang helping them to avail their timely services and will ensure the efficient delivery of basic services.
April 18, Thimphu: About 1500 MT of fresh Chillies from Trashiyangtse are available for sale at the auction yard of the Centenary Farmers’ Market (CFM) from today onwards. Chillies were collected from individual farmers of Yalang geog.
The Dzongkhag Agriculture Sector, Trashiyantse jointly with DAMC and Youth Business Cooperative (YBC) facilitated the sale. A kilogram of Chili is being sold at Nu. 300/-
April 14-16, Lampelri: The Fifth annual Rhododendron Festival was conducted from 14-16 April at Royal Botanical Park, Lampelri. Hon’ble Lyonpo Tandin Wangchuk, Ministry of Health graced the opening of the Fifth Annual Rhododendron Festival.
The festival is conducted by Lampelri Rhododendron Tshongpa, a community based organisation, comprising members from four geogs of Chang, Dagala, Kawang and Toep and Dechentsemo Central School, Hongtsho primary School and Department of Forests and Park Services.
13 April 2017, Thimphu: Yesterday, the Royal Government of Bhutan and the European Union (EU) launched a new EUR 21.5 million Rural Development and Climate Change Response Programme to support sustainable agricultural development and climate change adaptation in Bhutan.
April 12, Thimphu: The Project Steering Committee meeting for the EU Technical Cooperation Project in Support of RNR Sector was held at the conference hall of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF). The meeting was chaired by the Hon’ble Secretary, MoAF and attended by the Project Steering Committee members comprising of the members of the RNR Gross National Happiness (GNH) Committee of the MoAF and one member each from Gross National Happiness Commission Secretariat and the Ministry of Economic Affairs. The EU Delegation led by Dr. Johann Hesse, Head of Development Cooperation, EU Delegation, New Delhi, India attended the meeting as observer.