• Social Forestry Day celebrated in Samdrup Jongkhar

    Participants including the members from the Geruwa communitySamdrup Jongkhar, June 2: With the inception of the Social Forestry Division in 1985, the June 2nd is celebrated every year as a Social Forestry Day coinciding with coronation day of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo.

    To mark the day, the Divisional Forest Office, Samdrup Jongkhar and community of Geruwa planted 150 seedlings. The Office also distributed 1063 mixed saplings to institutions and agencies for plantation with prayer for His Majesty’s long life and sustainable forest cover.

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  • JDNP celebrates Social Forestry Day

    ParticipantsGasa, June 2: To commemorate the coronation anniversary of our beloved Fourth Druk Gyalpo, the Social Forestry Day was celebrated at the Jigme Dorji National Park (JDNP). His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo was among the earliest world leaders to become conscious of the mounting pressures of development on bountiful, yet fragile ecosystem.

    The Park jointly with Dzongkhag officials, community forest group members and nature club members of Bjishong Central School celebrated the day at Jigme Dorji Kuenphen Community Forest, Damji with a theme, Forests for Food, Water and Energy.

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  • Supporting Green Compensatory Plantation

    IMG_20180603_094926_HDRThimphu, June 2: Coinciding with the Social Forestry Day, the Natural Resources Development Corporation Limited (NRDCL) partnered with Bank of Bhutan Limited (BoBL) and Druk Air Corporation Limited for plantation at 4 hectares of area at Chang Debsi under the initiative of “Supporting Green Compensatory Plantation’ (SGCP). A total of 6,400 noss of tree seedlings comprised of Pinus wallichina and Quercuss sp. have been planted. Funding support for this activity including maintenance up to five years is extended by the two companies.

    SGCP is an important initiative of DHI introduced in 2017 to encourage DHI owned companies in tree plantation program. It includes afforestation in blank areas, reforestation in degraded/deforested areas, rehabilitation of fire burnt and pest/disease affected areas. The program also includes plantation to protect the watershed areas and commercial tree plantation.

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  • On the Birth Anniversary of Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen

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    4th June 2018: The RNR Family around the Country joins the rest of the Kingdom on the Birth Anniversary of Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen Jetsun Pema Wangchuck in offering our sincerest Tashi Delek and Heartfelt Prayers for the Long Life, Good Health and Eternal Happiness of Her Majesty The Queen.

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  • ARDC-Samtenling observed Social Forestry Day

    Untitled-1Sarpang, June 2: The Agriculture Research Development Centre (ARDC), Samtenling jointly with Regional Seed Centre, Regional Farm Machinery Corporation Ltd, Gewog Administration, Geog RNR Extension, Samtenling Primary School and farming communities observed the Social Forestry Day coinciding with coronation day of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo by planting saplings and grasses at drinking and irrigation water source in Paitikhola, Samtenling.

    Paitikhola has been serving as a water source for various institutions and farming communities. However due to frequent and torrential rainfall, the area is vulnerable to landslides and degradation leading to drying of water. Therefore, to protect and secure water source from future mishaps, such program was organised.

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