• Hands on training for BTI Proponents of Sarpang

    9-18 August, Sarpang: A ten days hands on training for Big Ticket Initiatives (BTI) proponents is underway in Sarpang. A total of eight interested youths are attending the intensive training on Modern Poultry Management organized by the National Poultry Research and Development Centre (NPRDC) in Sarpang with fund support from Project Management Unit under the Department of Livestock.

    In the opening remarks, the Program Director informed the proponents to actively participate in training to grab the in-depth knowledge and skills on poultry farming. He stressed on the importance of food and nutritional security of the country. Further, he reiterated the significance of proper production planning to have stagger chicken production in the country. Bhutan imported about 1648 MT of chicken in 2020 with estimated budget outflow of 31.5 million.

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  • Call for Proposal for Co-operative Business Development Scheme

    Under The Cottage & Small Industry Flagship Program, the Department is pleased to invite proposals from registered and active Farmer Groups and Co-operatives to apply for grant of Value Addition Equipment (VAE) under the Co-operative Business Development Scheme (C-BuDS).

    C-BuDS is a competitive cost-sharing scheme to avail value addition equipment, wherein the government will contribute 70 per cent (with a ceiling of Nu.1.0 m per grant) of the total cost of equipment; that are crucial to diversify, expand or enhance the efficiency of the business of the co-operative.

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  • Induction programme for the newly appointed Drivers

    4 August, Thimphu:  A one day induction programme for the newly appointed Drivers was held at the Ministry’s Conference Hall. About 31 Drivers who were selected through open competition have been deployed in various field offices.

    During the programme, the Chief, Human Resource Officer highlighted the importance of upholding civil services values and code of conduct while carrying out the duties and responsibilities. The programme also covered topics on multitasking, basic asset management, basic concepts on Driglam Namsha and Zacha Dro Sum (practical example and demonstration).

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