• Notification

    This is to inform all the concerned agencies that the Department of Livestock has accorded the approval for the revision of prices for Tall Fescue seed vide notesheet No. 3(1)NCAN/GP/2013-2018/598 dated 1/7/2015. The revised prices would come with effect from 1st July 2015 to pursue the lawn development program in the country.

    Therefore, all concerned are requested to comply with accordingly. The list of approved Tall fescue seed is as follows for your kind reference.

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  • Announcement for Staff going to High Altitudes

    The Ministry of Health (MoH) vide letter no. MoH/SEC/15/2015-16/569 dated 7 August, 2015 has informed that various Ministries/Agencies are sending their personnel to high altitudes without medical fitness checkups. This can result in personnel getting sick due to altitude or other illnesses leading to emergency situations or death.

    Therefore, all Departments and Agencies are requested to have medical examination in Referral Hospitals to assess their fitness to travel to high altitudes henceforth.

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  • Electric Fencing inaugurated in Gakidling geog

    Honourble Chief Guest inaugurating the Electric Fence
    Honourble Chief Guest inaugurating the Electric Fence

    17 August 2015, Sarpang: The farmers of Gakidling community led by the GT members and the geog staffs under Gakidling geog inaugurated the completion of 4 km Electric Fencing by the Honourable chief guest, Dasho Dzongda accompanied by the Dasho Dzongrab Gom and RNR sector heads from dzongkhag administration.

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  • A Technical Guide for Citrus Nursery Management

    20 August, Thimphu: The National Citrus Program, Department of Agriculture, is pleased to bring out the first edition of the publication titled “Citrus Nursery Management – A Technical Guide.” The manual was put together in collaboration with Research & Development Centre (RDC-Bajo) with inputs from several associated agencies. Kinley Dorji (Sr Research Officer, RDC-Bajo) and Lakey (Dy. Chief Horticulture Officer who is also the Coordinator for National Citrus Program) co-authored the book. The Department hopes to make available the publication in print copies soon with financial assistance from the ACIAR Project. A second and revised edition is expected in the coming year.

    Citrus is a very important export commodity for Bhutan, but fruit production has declined due to poor orchard management and the impact of significant pests and diseases. Major diseases of citrus include

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  • Inclusive green farming at National Jersey Breeding Centre

    Bio-slurry produced through digester
    Bio-slurry produced through digester

    Samtse: The National Jersey Breeding Centre (NJBC) in collaboration with the Bhutan Bio-gas Project installed a 75 cum bio-gas digester, one of its first kinds in the country. This is in keeping with the core values of the Gross National Happiness on ‘Self Reliance and Inclusive Green Socio-Economic Development’.

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