Data of domestic RNR produce sourced to Thimphu on 20th January 2021.
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The Watershed Management Division (WMD) in collaboration with International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Nepal organised five days refresher training on Hydrogeological inputs to springshed management in Bhutan from January 11-16.
The training was conducted virtually with resource persons from ICIMOD and Advanced Center for Water Resource Development and Management in India. It was attended by around 70 participants from the College of Natural Resources, Royal University of Bhutan, forest divisions, parks, wildlife sanctuaries, WMD and UWICER.
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Chukha: An Infectious Bursal Disease (IBD) outbreak has been reported at Chumilhakha and Rinchentse villages in Darla in five broiler poultry farms killing a total number of 1200 broiler birds on January 19.
Following the report of 300 bird’s mortality on January 7, the Regional Livestock Development Centre (RLDC)-Tsimasham and the Dzongkhag Livestock Sector, Chukha carried out the joint preliminary investigation to rule out Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (bird flu) but the laboratory samples referred to the National Centre for Animal Health (NCAH) in Serbithang confirmed the IBD outbreak. The in-depth field investigation was able to implement only from January 16 due to lockdown.
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Mandarin export from Samtse started from 22 December 2020 after some initial delay because of issues related to import of wooden packaging boxes from India. A total of 373.42 MT of mandarin worth Nu. 15.01 M was exported by three major exporters – Damzo Export, Adhikari Export and DPGS Export. Samtse is one of the main mandarin growing Dzongkhags in the country.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF) through the Department of Agricultural Marketing and Cooperatives (DAMC) assisted exporters in developing the SoP for COVID containment, facilitated and resolved many export related issues.
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