• Proposal call to setup cottage scale and small scale RNR based enterprises

    Under the Start-up and CSI Flagship Program (S&CSIFP), the Department of Agricultural Marketing and Co-operatives (DAMC) is pleased to invite proposals from aspiring registered Farmer Groups (FGs) and Co-operatives (Co-ops) to establish viable new Renewable Natural Resources (RNR) – based enterprises; that has the potential to grow, generate gainful employment and contribute to the national economy.

    Guided by the Cost-Sharing Mechanism Guideline of  the Ministry of Agriculture &Forests (MoAF) and as endorsed by the Project Steering Committee (PSC) of the S&CSIFP, the Department will provide financial support for the establishment of the enterprises as follows: Continue reading  Post ID 13451

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  • Auction announcement of spent birds

    1. The National Poultry Research and Development Centre, Sarpang hereby invites interest general public for the open auction of approximately 301 no of Broiler and 729 nos of Layer Parent Breeder (Spent Birds) on 5th May, 2021 at 11:00 am in conference Hall, NPRDC, Sarpang.
    2. The birds will be auctioned on ‘as is where basis”. Interested bidders must deposit Nu.30, 000/- (Thirty Thousand Only) EMD (refundable) in cash/cash warrant in favor of Program Director, NPRDC, Sarpang.
    3. The birds will be sold to the winning bidders on full payment and birds have to be lifted within three days from the date of auction.
    4. NPRDC, Sarpang has the right to reject if disputes arise out of terms and conditions. For further information, please contact 17321516/17625043/06-365351 during office hours.


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  • Two new species of snails discovered from Bhutan

    Two new species of snails discovered from Bhutan: Sinoennea bhucylindrica from Pema Gatshel and Sinnoennea nimai from Zhemgang. An article describing and reporting the two new discoveries was published in the Basteria journal in April 2021. The two new species are determined using DNA sequencing along with morphological descriptions. Sinoennea bhucylindrica has cylindrical shell with the whorls having prominent ribs and Sinnoennea nimai has broad shell above the middle which narrow downs the base. In another article, two new records of a snail and a mussel are reported from Bhutan: Pisidium stewarti and Tibetoradix cf. hookeri from Jomolhari.

    The specimens of the species are deposited at the National Invertebrate Repository Centre under the National Biodiversity Centre (NBC) in Serbithang, Thimphu.

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