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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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  • Ministry launched Urban and Peri-Urban Agriculture program in Thimphu

    6 May, Thimphu: The Department of Agriculture (DoA) kick started the Urban and Peri-Urban Agriculture program in Bebena, Thimphu by handing over 6.58 acres of land to 10 groups including 60 beneficiaries.

    According to the department, the program is being initiated as a part of the preparedness plan to ensure food security in the country during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is aimed to produce and supply vegetables for urban markets and provide alternative employment and income generating venture to laid-off employees.

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  • Guidelines for farm road development revision 2019

    The Department of Agriculture is pleased to share the new revised guideline “Guidelines for farm road development revision 2019”, which has been recently approved by the cabinet. The department has revised the following sections of the erstwhile guideline after several consultations with the local government officials, Dzongkhag Agriculture Officers and Dzongkhag Planning officers.

    Section 3.0 -Screening Criteria.

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  • Bhutan prepares for emergency response actions to tackle African Swine Fever

    6 May, Thimphu: Bhutan prepares for emergency response actions to tackle African Swine Fever (ASF) following the report of ASF mortality in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, India on May 2. The case was confirmed by the National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases in Bhopal.

    ASF is a severe viral disease of pigs affecting both domestic and wild pigs. It does not directly affect public health and does not transmit from animals to humans. It is a terminal and highly infectious viral disease which causes a serious impact on the pig population and there is no vaccine nor cure for ASF. It can be spread by live or dead pigs and pork and occur via contaminated feed and objects such as shoes, clothes, vehicles, knives and other equipment. The disease has been spreading globally for several years since its first report from China in August 2018.

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