• World Rabies Day 2020 Report Online

    Amidst the COVID-19 situations in the country, the World Rabies Day 2020 was observed in the majority of the districts of the country. As per the reports shared by the Regional Livestock Development Centres and the Dzongkhag Livestock Sectors, on the day, a total of 2,968 dogs and cats were vaccinated against rabies and 1,099 pets were registered at various animal health extension centres: National and Dzongkhag Veterinary Hospitals, Thromde (City) Veterinary Hospital and Satellite Laboratories, and Livestock Extension Centres or Renewable Natural Resources Extension Centres. Besides, pet deworming and sterilization services were also provided.

    Please click here to download the report

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  • BAFRA Webinar

    Thimphu: BAFRA head office organized a webinar on 15 October which was attended by BAFRA officials from all Dzongkhags and Dungkhag offices. The webinar shared the updates on the achievements of 2019-2020 APA and the progress of 2020-2021APA. It also discussed field issues and identified implementable actions to resolve it.

    Gracing the opening session, the Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo, Yeshey Penjor expressed his appreciation to BAFRA for organizing the webinar and highlighted the important role played by BAFRA in safeguarding the country from biosecurity and food safety threats. He also commended the BAFRA officials especially the frontline workers for the dedicated works and urged everyone to work with the same spirit of dedication to the Tsa-Wa-Sum. He urged BAFRA field colleagues to share their views considering the privilege given through a democratic governing system. He also thanked BAFRA for all support to the government.

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  • 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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