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  • Message from the Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo on Social Forestry Day

    Today, the 2ndof June is celebrated across the country as the Social Forestry Day and more importantly as the Coronation anniversary of our Fourth Druk Gyalpo, His Majesty King Jigme Singye Wangchuck.  It was in 1974 on this day, our beloved King ascended the golden throne.

    His Majesty King Jigme Singye Wangchuck has been an exemplary leader, whose conservation leadership is revered globally, for which the King and the Country has received many International Awards. Today, because of our Monarchs visionary leadership, Bhutan is considered as an exemplary nation intertwined with rich environmental values and ethics. Our nation has been in the limelight for prioritizing environmental conservation and putting in efforts to strike a balance between the growing trend of land-use change and maintaining the constitutional requirement of securing at least sixty percent of land under forest cover, for all times to come.

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  • A hybrid maize variety to be released soon 

    A new hybrid maize variety, Wengkhar Hybrid Maize 1 has been approved by the Variety Release Committee under the Ministry to be released soon.

    According to the Agriculture Research and Development Centre (ARDC)-Wengkhar, the new variety is a heat tolerant, medium height and high yielding single cross hybrid with yellow dent kernel and yield potential of 1.8 to 2 t per acre.

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  • Laya receives improved yak breeds

    Bumthang: Laya received two breeding bulls and a female yak from Nucleus Yak Farm at Tang to improve yak breed and revive declining yak herding practices in the gewog.

    The National Highland Research and Development Centre and Research and Extension Division under the Department of Livestock handed over the yaks to gewog’s Mangmi and Assistant Dzongkhag Livestock Officer, Gasa on May 28. There are around 60 yak herders in Laya at present.

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  • Vegetable on Wheels launched in Thimphu

    7 May, Thimphu: To deliver all the essential vegetables and fruits at a doorstep, Vegetable on Wheels has been launched in Thimphu, the first of its kind in the country. Sangay Needup, an aspiring entrepreneur is behind the business idea.

    According to a spokesperson, one can get all the vegetables and fruits that are available at the market at a minimal price. The team ensures that all vegetables and fruits are clean and hygienically packed making the consumers’ shopping experience convenient.

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