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  • Dog Population Management Roadmap for Bumthang to reduce dog population

    Bumthang: The Department of Livestock (DoL) handed over the ownership of the Dog Population Management (DPM) Program to the Dzongkhag Administration, Bumthang on May 20 with a signing of the DPM roadmap between Dasho Dzongda and Chief Veterinary Officer of DoL. The main objective of the DPM roadmap is to sustain the DPM program undertaken in the Dzongkhag by reducing the population of free roaming dogs through enhanced Community Animal Birth Control and controlling the population by maintaining less than 5% of unsterilized dogs.

    The DPM program was conducted between March 15-April 30 in Thromde and four gewogs of Bumthang. A total of 2155 dogs (1473 stray and 682 pet dogs) were covered under the catch-neuter-vaccinate-release strategy. Out of 2155 dogs, 2084 dogs were sterilized and/or ear-notched.

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  • Agriculture Secretary visits youth group, Nazhoen Sonam Detshen in Radhi

    A youth group of three school dropout boys have ventured into commercial vegetable cultivation in Panglemzor village under Radhi gewog in Trashigang.

    The group has taken four acres of fallow land on lease to do commercial cultivation of chillies and tomatoes. The Dzongkhag Agriculture Sector has supported the group with four sets of greenhouses and irrigation equipment on a cost sharing basis through ECP program. The group will soon receive CSI loan of Nu.300,000 to install chain linked fences around their farm.

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  • Agriculture Secretary visits east to monitor ECP programs

    A team from MoAF led by Hon’ble Agriculture Secretary visited Chuwdawong commercial vegetable farm in Trashigang. A group of 27 HHs from Pakling Chewog under Radhi gewog reverted 35 acres of dry land left fallow for several years. The group is supported with land development, pump irrigation system, greenhouses, electric fence, and seeds through ECP and CARLEP project. The group is focusing on commercial production of onions, chilies and tomatoes.

    Over a period of less than a year, the group has generated Nu. 250,000 from the farm. The team is in the east monitoring ECP program and activities. Besides field visits Hon’ble Secretary met with LG leaders and RNR staff and briefed them on ministry’s priority program and activities to be implemented in next two years.

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  • MoAF Secretary on tour to monitor the Economic Contingency Plan progress

    The Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF) officials led by the Hon’ble Secretary is on a tour to monitor the progress of the Economic Contingency Plan (ECP) of the agriculture and livestock sectors. The first round of Dzongkhag’s visit includes Tsirang, Dagana, Trongsa and Zhemgang from 1-11 December. The visit to other Dzongkhags will commence after 17 December.

    The team visited Tsirang on 1-2 December. The Secretary informed the farmers and villagers that in this pandemic situation, it is important for all of us to work together under the visionary leadership of His Majesty The King towards food self-sufficiency.

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