• Inauguration of Solar Fencing at Chatrong

    DSC006991 January, Lhuentse. Chatrong village saw the inauguration of 1 kilometer 700 meters length solar fencing by His Excellence Hon’ble MoAF lyonpo Yeshey Dorji. The circulated area is of about 25 acres of which 13 acre is cultivated. This demonstration of solar fencing with support from MAGIP is to benefit 13 households.

    While talking to Kezang Tshering, one of the beneficiary he said “the fencing not only helps ward off wild animals, it also helps us with the domestication of cattle and horses.” He also said since their village is surrounded by forest, they had to constantly interact with the wild animals. He said wild boar and monkeys to be the major destructor. Further, “till this date we have been able to collect only 50% of their crop.” Thus with inauguration of solar fencing he is confident that they will be able to collect 100% of their crop yield. The main crop they cultivate is maize.

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  • Inauguration of Kirana farm road construction

    DSC006861 January, Lhuentse. Hon’ble lyonpo Yeshey Dorji, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests inaugurated the eight kilometer Jarey to Kirana farm road. The farm road is to be constructed with the fund support from Small Development Project (SDP), Government of India. The farm road will benefit some twelve household in Jarey gewog.

    Previously the villagers had to walk around three hours from the road point. But having realized the importance of the farm road, they had put forward the proposal in the 11th Five Year Plan during the Gewog meeting. In the second year it was decided and the salang tendrel was held today.

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  • Inauguration of Ladichu- Tshochen- Yurung Farm road

    DSC0036831 December, Lhuentse: Metshogewog in Lhuentse observed the Salangtandrel of seven km Ladichu-Tshocen-Yurung farm road Today by His Excellence Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji. The farm road will connect five villages;Yurung, Bamdir, Tshochen, Ladichu and Yumphu benefiting 39 households.

    The farm road is to be constructed with fund of six million, supported by Small Development Project from GOI. The farm road will increase connectivityand accessibility of the five villages. It is also expected to help in the people in practicing agriculture. That is they can now transport their farm produce to other market place and earn their livelihood. The farmers are also expected to put their interest and hard work in Agriculture and Livestock farming.

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    This is to notify the general public that there is a confirmed outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) in Chandigarh, and suspected outbreak in other areas in Haryana State, India. As a precautionary measure to avoid incursion of the virus into the country, the Ministry would like to inform the public that import of live birds, all types of poultry meats, eggs and other risky poultry products originating from Chandigarh and Haryana, India are banned till further orders. The officials of Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA) as per its mandate will step up vigilance and monitoring activities at the border check posts and entry points.

    The general public is requested to extend full cooperation.

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