Organic Agriculture training
The National Organic Program (NOP) conducted a training on Organic Agriculture Technologies in Mongar at RDC-Wengkhar.
The training program which started from 7 January was organized for the agriculture extension officials of eastern Bhutan. It was held with the objective to build capacity of extension officials, so that they can train farmers on organic farming and implement organic agricultural activities in their respective regions.
The five day long training module includes principles and practices of organic farming, certification and standards, and market scenario.
The participants were given hands-on-training to produce simple on-farm inputs such as compost, liquid manures, vermin compost, bio-digester and bio-pesticides like plant extracts from locally available resources.
The training was attended by 20 participants from the eastern and central dzongkhags of Mongar, Lhuentse, Trashigang, Trashiyangtse, Pemagatshel, Samdrup Jongkhar and Bumthang.
Two Research assistants from RDC Wengkhar also attended the training program which concluded yesterday.
All development activities completed
Seven kilometers of rural water supply scheme (RWSS) has been constructed in Kado chiwog. The newly constructed scheme will serve as an additional source of water for the people.
The works was completed with a budget of Nu 870,000.
One and half kilometers of irrigation channel have also been newly constructed in Ngartsang village with the allocated budget of Nu 670,000. Farm roads in the gewog are under maintenance with the allocated budget of Nu 800,000 and the contract was given to the community.
The poultry and dairy program in the gewog received their budgets from the gewog’s budget.
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.