Milk Collection Center in Dakarla
The construction of a milk collection center in Chamgang town which is around 15 kms away from Thimphu was completed.
According to Gup Gado the milk booth will help generate income for the villagers.
“They have been selling at their door step and sometimes just for one to two liters of milk they have to come all the way from Dakarla to Thimphu,” he said.
After establishing the milk collection center, 10 voluntary members will collect the milk and sell it in Thimphu.
The 10 members will get a salary of Nu 1,000.
The construction of the Nu 0.4mn milk booth started in the beginning of 2012 and was completed in June.
Dakarla Gewog has 127 households.
Zhemgang gets new BAFRA office
With its newly instituted Bhutan Agriculture and Food regulatory Authority (BAFRA) regional office, the bio-security system within the dzongkhag is bound to improve.
The agriculture minister Dr. Pema Gyamtsho inaugurated the office which will ensure agricultural development, health, well-being and economy of the people.
The agriculture ministry has also set up similar facilities at Dzongkhags and other border entry points. This not only benefits people inside Bhutan, but also those outside the borders by extending cooperation to prevent the spread of trans-boundary plant and animal diseases including invasive alien species through international trade and traffic.
With globalization and the increased volume of trade in food, agriculture and livestock including international travel of people across borders- it inadvertently threatens agriculture and environment through increased risk of introduction and spread of exotic pests and diseases.
The Dzongkha administration, staff of the BAFRA regional offices and engineering division of the Ministry has vouched their full support toward a successful establishment of the office.
Left with Inauguration ceremony for their new Conference hall
The Dakarla community now has a venue and structure to hold gatherings with their newly completed conference hall which will accommodate around 100 people.
The construction was completed in the month of June and Dakarla awaits the inauguration.
The people till now didn’t have a proper place to conduct gatherings and trainings. The Dakarla Gup said that to conducting meetings in an open space is sometimes unmanageable as the weather is unpredictable.
He said they had to cancel important meetings when there was heavy rainfall and snowfall, moreover the gewog is mostly windy.
Construction of the hall was allocated Nu 2.1mn. The hall is under construction and will be complete in the month of June.
The conference hall will be used to conduct all kind of farmer-related trainings, agriculture, livestock and forestry trainings and gewog meetings.