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  • 2nd Agriculture Research Coordination meeting underway


    January 16-19, Phuentsholing: As a platform for revitalising agriculture research, the Agriculture Research and Extension Division (ARED) of the Department of Agriculture (DoA) is organising the 2nd Agriculture Research and Coordination Meeting at Hotel Tashi Namgay Grand. The meeting is being chaired by the Director, DoA. Participants include specialists, chiefs, program directors and other senior officials from various agencies under the Department.

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  • Director General from DEVCO calls on Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo

    January 12, Thimphu:  Mr. Stefano Manservisi, Director General for International Cooperation and Development at the Europen Commission (DEVCO) calls on the Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo,  Yeshey Penjor. Welcoming the delegation at the ministry, Lyonpo thanked EU for their contributions since 1984 which has been very instrumental in enhancing rural livelihoods, poverty reductions and climate change actions.

    During the meeting, Lyonpo shared that in the past, the main challenges our people used to face was human wildlife conflict. The electric fencing support from EU has played as effective measures to face those challenges and resolve.

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  • 105 new RNR recruits attends induction program

    January 9-11, Thimphu: Hundred and five new RNR recruits attended the three days induction programme at NRDCL conference hall. On the first day, they were briefed on the main objectives of orientation programme and its rationale, rules and organisational structure of the Ministry followed by a plenary session.

    They were sensitised on BCSR 2018 and its relevant rules, ethics and integrity tools. In addition, an overview of the RNR sector plan and priorities were also presented to them including the HR situation and its issues.

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  • Newly recruited Livestock Officials attends induction programme

    January 10, Thimphu: Thirty eight newly appointed candidates (four veterinary officer, thirteen in-service BSCE select, seventeen pre-service diploma and three administration assistants) attended a day long induction programme organised by the Department of Livestock (DoL) at its conference hall.

    The new recruits will serve under the Department at various capacities in the Dzongkhag veterinary hospital, commodity and research centre, regional livestock development centre and Dzongkhag and livestock extension centres.

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