• DoA completes installation and test running of three Modern Rice Processing Plants

    riceThe Department of Agriculture has installed three modern rice mills of 1ton per hour capacity at Bajo in Wangdue, Mithun in Tsirang and Phuntshothang (Bhangtar) in Samdrup Jongkhar Dzongkhag. These rice mills are being installed as part of the rice commercialisation program of the department which basically focuses on improving rice productivity and production, increasing profitability of rice farmers and, improving post harvest and marketing aspects of the rice commodity in the country.

    Installation works were carried out by Sherub Enterprise, a private firm based in Paro (a private firm specialised in agri-business). Initial test running of these three rice mills have been successfully completed and are ready for inauguration and operations. The rice mill test run was coordinated by RDC Bajo in collaboration with the Dzongkhags, Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited (FCBL), Agriculture Machinery Centre (AMC) and Sherub Enterprise.

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  • Notice Inviting Tender

    The Ministry of Agriculture & Forests, Thimphu would like to invite sealed quotations from the national bidders having valid trade license for the following contract:

    ‘Supply of an Autoclave Steriliser & other laboratory consumable items for National Potato Program’

    The tender documents can be obtained from AFD, MoAF, Thimphu on payment of Nu.300/- (non refundable) on any working days from 25 July 2014 to 24 August 2014.

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  • Reminder: Abstract and Booth Reservation Form Submissions due 25 July 2014

    The Bhutan Ecological Society would like to remind all interested national and international scientists and practitioners that last date for the submission of Abstract and Booth reservation form for BES 2nd Annual Research Symposium & Environmental Fair is due on Friday, 25 July 2014.

    Abstract and Booth reservation form can be downloaded from our website www.bhutanecologicalsociety.org.bt and should be submitted to bhutanecological@gmail.com

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  • Picture Story:

    workshop in progress
    workshop in progress

    21-22 July,Thimphu: A two days Stakeholder Consultation Workshop on National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plan organised by the National Biodiversity Centre (NBC) is underway at National Institute of Traditional Medicine (NITM) Hall in Thimphu.

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  • Handing/Taking of the Japanese KR-II Grant 2012

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    His Excellency Mr. Takeshi Yagi, Ambassador of Japan to Bhutan and Hon’ble MoAF Minister at handing-taking over ceremony

    21 July 2014: AMC, Paro: With the handing/taking eremony of the KR-II Grant 2012 at the Agriculture Machinery Centre (AMC) in Paro, the Hon’ble Chief Guest, His Excellency Mr. Takeshi Yagi, Ambassador of Japan to Bhutan officially handed over 152 units of power tillers to His Excellency, Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji, Minister of Agriculture and Forests.

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  • Office Order on Pay Fixation Officer

    In pursuant to the Pay Fixation Order no. MOF. DNB/Rules-2/2014-15/021 dated 16July 2014 and subsequent instruction mentioned under serial no. 1 of SCHEDULE II of the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests hereby designte the Pay Fixation Officer as below specifically for the purpose of pay fixation of revised ‘Civil Service Pay Scale 2014’;

    1. Head of Department shall be Pay Fixation Officer (PFO). They may designate suitable officer as PFO.
    2. Chief AFD, Thimphu shall be PFO for the agencies whose LC account is maintained with the AFD, Thimphu
    3. PFO for Centre/Field Offices whose LC is maintained within their offices shall be head/incharge of the same office
    4. The Controlling/Disbursing officer shall be Adm/Accounts Officer/Accountant of the concerned offices

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