• Farm Machinery standards and testing activities in November

    mmexport1511782519247Ensuring safe and efficient farm machinery through standards endorsement and testing of farm machinery and recommending the same to end users is one of three major mandates of Agriculture Machinery Centre. After intensive awareness on importance of the standards and benefits it has for both the business community and end users, the request to test the farm machinery are pouring in from both public and private firms and which is indeed a positive trend. A few of the activities conducted in the month of November is shared.

    20171127_113135This month, a reaper machine from Sonam Dongphel dealer was tested based on the MoAF standards in ARDC Bajo fields after completing the formal signing agreement. Also the Indonesian made reaper of FMCL is also being tested in ARDC, Samteling field in south and completed today. Also based on the request from FMCL, Mitsubishi power tiller is being tested and the engine performance issue shall be tabled in the upcoming BSB TC meeting. A daily tests on engine performance for different petrol engines was conducted along with JICA expert support through the SfaMP-II, project of AMC, JICA for duration of 3 weeks in this month.

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  • Farm mechanisation training highlights in November

    mmexport1512108956422Training and awareness programmes for farm mechanisation is one of the three major mandates of the Agriculture Machinery Centre at Paro. In pursuance of employment generation and also drudgery reduction in agricultural practices, a few training activities conducted in the month of November are being shared.

    The standard one month long power tiller maintenance and operation trainings were conducted for 5 trainees in Paro and 9 trainees in AMC office, Khangma respectively and certificated issued upon the successful completion of the training today. Also 12 trainees are undergoing the tractor training in AMC office, Samtenling from November 16 onwards which is for a period of two months.

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  • Shortlisted candidates for ESP

    As per the announcement made in Ministry of Agriculture & Forests’ (MoAF) website and Druk Yoedzer newspaper vide our letter no. 3(3)DoL/CRC/W/2017-1/283, on dated 15 November 2017, the Regional Cattle Research Farm, Wangkha, Chukha under the Department of Livestock is pleased to announce the shortlisted candidates for the following posts under ESP Cadre.

    The above shortlisted candidates are requested to report for the Selection Interview at Regional Cattle Research Farm, Wangkha, Chukha on 8 December 2017 at 10.30 positively with original documents, failing which his/her selection will not be entertained.

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  • Extension staff completes the RNR Professional Development Programme

    Hon'ble Lyonpo with officials from the forest sector
    Hon’ble Lyonpo with officials from the forest sector

    December 1, Thimphu: 23 officials who had been invited to Thimphu from the remote parts of the country completed a month long RNR Professional Development Programme. The Hon’ble Agriculture Lyonpo, Yeshey Dorji awarded them certificates today.

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  • Central Procurement and Use of Annual Tenders for Purchase of Goods and Services

    We would like to inform that as per the Ministry’s directives we have centralized all procurements of goods and services (such as: air ticketing, catering, vehicle hiring, consultancy, etc.) for all central programs/projects within Thimphu from our Procurement Section. As such, any procurement of goods and services should be routed through Procurement Section, Directorate Services.

    We would also like to inform that all Department/Agencies/Divisions/Units under the Ministry to use the annual tenders/quotations for purchase of goods and services. For papers and cartridges/toners we must use annual centralized quotations of Department of National Properties DNP), Ministry of Finance as required.

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