3 December 2018, Thimphu: On November 30, the Hon’ble MoAF Minister, Lyonpo Yeshey Penjor visited the RNR sites under Mewang Gewog in Thimphu dzongkhag, accompanied by the Director of Directorate Services and the heads and representatives from the various departments and non-departments. The visit started from the Nyezerkha Nursery Centre under Department of Forest and Park Services where the officials has accompanied Lyonpo to various Nursery Fields and briefed about varieties of plants and fruit trees raised there.
Lyonpo also visited the Cold Storage and Integrated Agriculture Technology Farm at Wangsisina(IATF). The Dasho Dzongda, Leaders of Local Government and other senior officials from dzongkhag and local government received Hon’ble Lyonpo at Sanam Tshongkhang of Mewang gewog. ‘‘We sell different varieties of groceries and other stuffs based on the needs of the public and we sell our products at a very reasonable price where even a poor and humble family can afford it,’’ said the officials from Sanam Tshongkhang.
On Lyonpo’s visit to IATF, Wangsisina, the officials briefed about the aims and objectives of IATF and they said that the main aims of IATF is to develop organic agriculture with low cost at affordable prices. ‘‘This farm is the place where civil servants can do organic farming which also allows them to gather their family members and spend time together,’’ said an official from IATF.
Reported by Karma Loday with Photo by Choidup Zangpo.
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