The Dzongkhag Agriculture Sector, Trashigang in collaboration with National Plant Protection Centre (NPPC), Simtokha, Thimphu organized a six days “Hands on Training cum Installation of Electric Fencing System (EFS)” at Breng under Phongmey Geog from June 3 to 8, 2014. Hon’ble Dasho Dungpa of Wamrong Dungkhag Administration graced the opening ceremony as the Chief Guest. In his opening remarks, Dasho stated that EFS would be the ultimate means of resolving Human Wildlife Conflict (HWC) which has become global issue of the present time. He also added that such type of innovative technology would contribute towards attaining food self-sufficiency within the country.
A total of 42 participants were trained in EFS awareness, procedures, by-laws formulation and installation. The participants included farmers of Breng and Thongrong villages. The training program also oriented Dzongkhag and Gewog Agriculture Sector Officials, Electricians of Trashigang Dzongkhag and Wamrong Dungkhag Administrations.
The training outcomes include:
42 persons trained in EFS
Installation of 1.08 kilometers Electric Fencing and 3 numbers Energizers along with connectivity through Solar Panels, Sealed batteries and Charge controllers.
Dzongkhag/Gewog Agriculture Officers/Electricians including 20 beneficiaries oriented in EFS awareness
By-laws formed for the beneficiaries
Beneficiaries of Breng and Thongrong villages assured to install the remaining 1.21 kilometers fencing
The training was facilitated by NPPC and Regional Agriculture Machinery Centre (RAMC), Khangma. A sum of Nu.0.175 million was expended which includes the cost of training and EFS materials. The program was funded by MAGIP and NPPC.