• Addendum to MoU for Hazelnut Plantation signed

    The Ministry of Agriculture and Forests and Mountain Hazelnut Venture Limited (MHVL) have signed an Addendum as a clarification to the memorandum of understanding (MoU) on July 16 for plantation of hazelnuts in Bhutan. Originally, the MoU was signed with the FDI company on 29 May 2009 that paved a way for MHVL to start plantation.

    The Addendum was signed to revise the price and agree on the land use protocol. Additionally, protocols for carbon credit sharing and the use of fertilisers and chemicals (in extreme cases) in line with the organic vision were formulated.

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  • Announcement for Lateral Transfer

    Through the letter RCSC/HRMD/7/2018/5009 dated April 18, 2018, the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) conveyed its approval of the continuation of the Department of Agricultural Marketing & Co-operatives (DAMC) as a Regular Department under the Ministry of Agriculture & Forests (MOAF) to execute its assigned mandates; and the conversion of all approved positions under the DAMC from Contract Positions to Regular Positions. Therefore, MoAF is pleased to announce the following positions for lateral transfer to the DAMC.

    Interested in-service candidates who are within the same Super Structure Group and fulfilling the criteria as per Chapter 14 of BCSR 2018 may apply to Human Resource Division, Directorate Services, MoAF, Thimphu latest by August 9, 2018.

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  • Awareness workshop on Fortified Rice held

    Workshop participants

    Bumthang: The Department of Agriculture in collaboration with Department of Public Health, Department of School Education and other relevant agencies such as BAFRA, FCBL, GNHC, WFP conducted educational and awareness workshop at Jakar for all DEOs and one Principal of Central School on 19-20 July 2018.

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  • Specialist promotion under DoL

    Dr. Min Prasad Timsina

    July 24, Thimphu: Dr. Min Prasad Timsina (Specialist) Advisor of the Department of Livestock (DoL) has been promoted from ES III to ES II with effect from 1 July 2018. On this joyous occasion, he was offered a Trashi Khadar by the Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo and other well wishers at the ceremony organised at DoL office, today.

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