• ARDC-Samtenling observed Social Forestry Day

    Untitled-1Sarpang, June 2: The Agriculture Research Development Centre (ARDC), Samtenling jointly with Regional Seed Centre, Regional Farm Machinery Corporation Ltd, Gewog Administration, Geog RNR Extension, Samtenling Primary School and farming communities observed the Social Forestry Day coinciding with coronation day of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo by planting saplings and grasses at drinking and irrigation water source in Paitikhola, Samtenling.

    Paitikhola has been serving as a water source for various institutions and farming communities. However due to frequent and torrential rainfall, the area is vulnerable to landslides and degradation leading to drying of water. Therefore, to protect and secure water source from future mishaps, such program was organised.

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  • Shortlisted candidates for Technician I (plumber) and Tractor Operator (Driver III)

    The TashichhoDzong Garden Project under His Majesty’s Secretariat is pleased to announce the shortlisted candidates for the post of Plumber and Tractor Operator as detailed below.

    Note: The shortlisted candidates are requested to report for the selection interview as scheduled above, failing which his/her selection will not be entertained.

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  • Social Forestry Day celebrated across the Country

    Plantation being carried out at Kuenselphodrang
    Plantation being carried out at Kuenselphodrang

    The Social Forestry Day on 2nd June coinciding with the coronation anniversary of our beloved Fourth Druk Gyalpo is an important annual event for the Department of Forests and Park Services. As usual, this year too, the day has been widely celebrated across the country by planting tree saplings.

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  • Statistics on electric fencing as of February 2018

    This statistical report is based on data provided by National Plant Protection Centre (NPPC) under the Department of Agriculture, MoAF. It presents the Dzongkhag level data on length in kilometres of electric fencing constructed in the rural areas, number of beneficiaries and area of land by type (dryland or wetland) brought under electric fencing by various actors including Department of Agriculture, Department of Forests and Park Services, Dzongkhags, various projects, and also to a lesser extent by some NGOs such as Tarayana and private land owners themselves.

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  • Statistical release on School Agriculture Program (SAP) as of December 2017

    This statistical release is based on data provided by the School Agriculture Programme (SAP) under the Department of Agriculture (DoA), MoAF. SAP is a joint initiative of the MoAF and MoE. It started with six pilot schools in the year 2000 and now it has expanded to 303 schools in the country. Schools having SAP engage in agricultural activities by students within the school campus with the objective to improve kids’ nutritional requirements and also to inculcate farming as an alternative livelihood option in later life. By far vegetable growing is the most common activity under SAP but others such as egg production, pig rearing and mushroom cultivation are also carried out in some of the SAP schools. The DoA organises regular trainings for SAP focal teachers at College of Natural Resources and Rural Development Training Centre. SAP schools also receive input support such as tools, seeds, plastic houses, organic fertilizers etc

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