The RNR Extension Manual (Diary) 2017 is ready for distribution. Therefore, all Departments/Agencies/Central and Dzongkhag offices under the Ministry are requested to collect the Manual from ICS during office hours along with the staff list please.
January 16: The new BAFRA Office building at Dagana was inaugurated on Saturday. The construction of this 2 storied BAFRA Office in Dagana Dzongkhag, carried out with a total of Nu. 4.4 Million from the government fund, was completed in September 2016. BAFRA established its field Office in Dagana Dzongkhag during the financial year 2001 – 2002 in a rented private building and continued until the new office building was completed recently.
17 January: Agriculture Machinery Centre officially handed over farm machines, workshop tools and equipment, fabrication machines, vehicles, land and buildings under the phase I to the Farm Machinery Corporation Limited on Friday at the AMTS conference hall in Paro in the presence of the Director, Department of Agriculture. The signing and exchange of the documents was done between the offtg. Programme Director of AMC and the Chief Executive Officer of Farm Machinery Corporation Limited.
All eight Farm Machinery Service Units (FMSC) which were sub-centres of the regional centres were also handed over to FMCL with all the machines and equipments. Agriculture Machinery Centre is again working on the spare parts verification and it will also be handed over to FMCL under phase II along with geog power tillers once the official verifications are completed. However informally, this lot had also been handed over.
16 January: The 3rd Batch Nature and Eco-tourism course successfully concluded with the awarding of certificates at the UWICE on Friday. The certificates were awarded by the officiating Director, Sangay Wangchuk, with all the faculty members and staff of the Institute attending the occasion. The officiating Director advised the course graduates to make best use of the knowledge and skills gained through the course and contribute in conservation of nature. During the one and half month course, trainees were taught basics in identification of plants, mammals, butterflies, and birds. While at the Institute, trainees were also involved in the mist netting program.
To gain a hands-on experience in taxonomic skills, the institute had organised field excursions led by experts from the institute in six different Dzongkhags.