• ‘An Integrated assessment of the effects of Natural and Human disturbances on a Wetland’ launched

    The Hon'ble Secretary launching the book
    The Hon’ble Secretary launching the book

    16 April, Thimphu: A book, titled ‘An Integrated assessment of the effects of Natural and Human disturbances on a Wetland’ was launched by the Hon’ble Secretary for the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Dasho Sherub Gyaltshen at the conference hall of the Tarayana Foundation.

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  • Notice Inviting Quotation: Repairs and maintenance of Audio Visual Equipment

    Information and Communication Services (ICS), Ministry of Agriculture & Forests, Thimphu would like to invite eligible & experienced national bidders to quote their best rates for ‘the repairs/maintenance and replacements (if items that are not at all serviceable) for Cameras: No. D2X and Mark IV SLR and their accessories’ as mentioned below:

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  • Submission of online Asset Declaration extended to 30 April 2014

    This is to inform you that the deadline for submission of online Asset Declaration is extended from 31 March to 30 April, 2014. In this regard, AFD would like to request concern Dept/Division/Agencies to kindly remind once more to those employees who falls under Schedule II to kindly declare their assets and liabilities within 30 April, 2014.

    Further, we also would like to request concern Dept/Division/Agencies to submit the list of employees who falls under Schedule II and also the list of those who have failed to declare their assets and liabilities (format attached) to this office latest by 15 May, 2014 for further submission to ACC.

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  • School gardens to supplement food and nutrition security

    The Director General of CoRRB (centre) wth representatives from the SAP schools in Thimphu
    The Director General of CoRRB (centre) wth representatives from the SAP schools in Thimphu

    16 April 2014, Thimphu: The School Agriculture Programme (SAP) coordinated by the Council for RNR Research of Bhutan (CoRRB) MoAF and the Department of School Education (DSE), Ministry of Education has made an effort to provide improved and high yielding vegetable seeds to 220 SAP member schools in all 20 Dzongkhags. The vegetable seeds were reached up to the DAO’s office in all Dzongkhags, while Thimphu schools received personally from Mr. Namgay Wangchuk, Director General of CoRRB MoAF on 16 April 2014.

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  • JSWNP supplies CGI sheets to the rural poor in Trongsa

    JSWNPa13 March 2014, Trongsa: Since its establishment in 1995, Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park has put tireless efforts in delivering Integrated Conservation and Development Programmes in the National Park to address both the conservation of biodiversity as well as fulfilling the aspirations of local people for socio-economic development in their communities. Besides other ICD Programmes, JSWNP in the past initiated the supply of solar lighting facilities and CGI roofing materials to the villagers through support from Biodiversity Conservation Project (BCP) Phase I & II, with funding from Sustainable Development Agreement (SDA). With the mission to conserve and manage its Natural Biodiversity in Harmony with People‘s Values and Aspiration, delivering such ICDP activities meets the conservation goals of contributing to the socio-economic development of park residents through sustainable use of park natural resources.

    However, with the ending of the Biodiversity Conservation Project Phase II in mid-2007, and with no other support from any other agencies, all ICDP activities in the national park had to be halted. This left many households without availing equal opportunity in receiving the CGI supplies. Fortunately, the ongoing WWF-UK funded project helped bridge the gap, thus bringing back smiles to the destitute households.

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