• Registration for export of agricultural commodities via Phuentsholing

    Public Notification

    The Department of Agricultural Marketing and Cooperatives (DAMC) is pleased to inform the general public about the export procedure for agricultural produce including potato, ginger and apple, by private individuals or parties.

    1. Any individual or firm desiring to export agricultural produce shall register with the department’s office at P/ling, anytime between 0900 HRS to 1400 HRS a day prior to the actual entry of inbound and outbound vehicles to the RNR Export Transshipment Facility (RETF) developed at the Phuntsholing Truck Park.
    2. Registration shall be carried out as per the prescribed Google Form shared in the department’s website (www.agrimarket.gov.bt)and department’s official Facebook page (www.facebook.com/damcbhutan) or url https://forms.gle/31Lw5KH5Gsgw4EneA
    3. Based on the capacity of RETF to handle, no more than 40 vehicles shall be registered per day. Registration shall be stopped after registration of 40 vehicles for the day or after 1400 HRS, whichever is earlier.
    4. All details in the application for registration has to be filled. Application with missing information shall be deemed incomplete and treated cancelled.
    5. Applicants will be required to pay a fee for using the transshipment facility at the time of registration, and other charges including loading fee and vehicles disinfection fee will be charged at the time of transshipment by the service providers.
    6. The movement of vehicle from the source up to Rinchending Check Post (or any place identified by SC19TF) will be based on the registration through CPMS. The movement from Rinchending Check Post (or any identified site) to RETF shall only be through the Driver Switching Modality.
    7. Upon arrival at RETF, the transshipment of produce will be based on coupon system which will be issued to Bhutanese vehicles on ‘first come – first serve’ basis, which will be carried out under the supervision of DAMC; supported by RBP and Desuups. Loaders shall transship the goods in the sequence of serial number in the coupon.

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  • Vacancy announcement postponed

    ARDC, Bajo would like to inform that the vacancy announcement vide our letter No. ARDC-Bajo/ADM-07/2020-2021/166 dated October 07, 2020 for recruitment of Farm Attendant at Chhimipang Royal Project, Punakha and Laboratory Attendant at ARDSC, Tsirang is hereby postponed until further notice. For any further queries, please call us at landline No.(02) 481209/481260 or mobile number 17831859/77446407

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  • Vacancy Re-Announcement for Chief Veterinary Officer

    As per the decision of 447th HRC Meeting held on 30th September, 2020, the Ministry of Agriculture & Forests is pleased to re-announce for the P1 management position as detailed below:

    S/No.Position TitlePosition LevelNo.of PostQualificationPlace of PostingSuper Structure
    1Chief Veterinary OfficerP1 A1B.Sc/BVSc & AHAnimal Health Division, Department of LivestockTechnical Service


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  • Two new orchid species discovered from Bhutan

    Two new orchid species namely, Chiloschista densiflora and Chiloschista himalaica were discovered from Bhutan by a team from the National Biodiversity Centre, College of Natural Resources and the Department of Forests and Park Services.

    Chiloschista densiflora was discovered from Zhemgang in 2014. The sample is deposited at the National Herbarium under the National Biodiversity Centre (NBC) and cultivated at the Royal Botanical Garden Serbithang. And is named in reference to the densely flowered inflorescences.

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