Agriculture Sector

Background of Agriculture Sector Paro Dzongkhag

The Dzongkhag Agriculture Sector under Paro plays a vital role in Agriculture farming and in food production.  Under the Dzongkhag, there are ten Gewogs, namely Naja, Dogar, Shaba, Wangchang, Lungyi, Hungrel, Dopshari, Doteng, Lamgong and Tshento, where in each, the Agriculture Extension Supervisor are the main bridge in disseminating the new technologies in the farmers field. The Dzongkhag Agriculture sector plans for budget every year from the 12th FYP.

The main crops grown in the Dzongkhag are paddy, wheat, asparagus and potato. Vegetables like chili, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, tomato, brinjal and green leaves are grown in large scale for sale in the Paro town.

Apple is important cash crop grown in Paro. Hybrid Peach and Pears are also grown by farmers for sale. Apple is also exported to India and Bangladesh from Paro.  

Vision

The vision of the sector is to improve livelihood of every household through food self sufficiency and increase the income generation of the households through marketing of agriculture products.

Mission

The missions of the sector are to increase the yield through proper crop management by controlling pest and disease, supply of agriculture inputs on time and timely monitoring of crops. Farm mechanization plays a major role in the crop production. The farm machineries include power tillers, tractors, transplanted, combined harvester which has become easy farming for the farmers in Paro.

Dzongkhag Agriculture Sector profile Map

Roles and Responsibilities

The Dzongkhag Agriculture Sector as a head of the sector deals with the public service delivery related with any agriculture issues and problems in ten Gewogs.

The main role of the sector is to provide the technical support to communities. The support also extends by exploring the budget from various agencies for acquiring the agriculture inputs.

The other responsibilities are in regard to land related issues such as conversions of wetland to dry land, from wetland to Khimsa and orchard to dry land. The sector is also a committee member for land exchange, house construction approval and priority lending sector (PSL). The Dzongkhag Agriculture sector compiles all the data from the Gewogs and updates the production of crops.

Extension Services

The Gewog Agriculture Extension Officers plays a critical role in providing the basic technical supports direct to the farmers in the field. They help in planning, supply of agriculture inputs on time, monitoring of crops and advise farmers for the proper crop management. The Extension supervisors links between the Dzongkhag and the farmers.

Staff Contact Nos & E-mail ID

Sl.No

Name of Staff

Geog/Dzongkhag

Phone No

E-mail ID

1

Rinzin Wangchuk

Dzongkhag

77624500

rwangchuk@paro.gov.bt

2

Tandin

Dzongkhag

17609803

tandintshering001@gmail.com

3

Delma

Dogar

17826892

delaphub@gmail.com

4

Yeshey Dorji

Dop Sahri

17493929

yeshid505@gmail.com

5

Suraj Khawas

Tshento

17848176

khawasagri@gmail.com

6

Tshering Wangmo

Luni

17728339

ceeom2013@gmail.com

7

Tashi Wangchuk

Shaba

17592737

tonetwo77@gmail.com

8

Gem Dorji

 

17743529

generalgems007@gmail.com

9

Sonam Norbu

Wangchang

17700595

snorbu@paro.gov.bt

10

Karma Rinchen

Lamgong

17501750

gangzathramo@gmail.com

11

Wangmo

Hungrel

17882428

paldenwangmo2000@gmail.com

12

Kinley Wangmo

Dotey

17770209

kinlay_w@yahoo.com

13

Kuenzang Choden

Dzongkhag

77837486

Katychoden@gmail.com

14

Tandin Tshewang

Dzongkhag

17657121

zeyzang45@gmail.com

AGRICULTURE COMMISSION AGENT

Sl.no.

Name of Sale services Representative (SSR)

Geog

Place of outlet shop

Contact no.

 
 

1

Karma Yangzom

Tsento

Jitsephu

17616832

 

2

Pemba Tshering

Lamgong

Jagathang

77216668

 

3

Wangdi

Shari

Jangsa

17650201

 

4

Chengay Dukpa

Tshongdue

Paro town

17604861

 

5

Karma Tshering

Luni

Bondey

17622402

 

6

Passang

Dogar

Issuna

17600645

 

7

Dophu

Naja

Betekha

17911996

 

8

Rinchen Dorji

Dogar

Dawakha

17657504

 

9

Kinley Yangden

Luni

Nemjo

17872058

 

Agriculture Production

The main crops grown for the cash income generation of the farmers in the Dzongkhag are mainly Apple, Paddy, Asparagus and Potato. Vegetables like chili, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, tomato, brinjal and green leaves are grown.

Table 1:   Major Vegetable Crops Production in Paro Dzongkhag,  (2016-2018)

       

Details

2016

2017

2018

     

Cultivated Area  (Acres)

Production (MT)

Yield (Kg/Ac)

Cultivated Area  (Acres)

Production (MT)

Yield (Kg/Ac)

Cultivated Area  (Acres)

Production (MT)

Yield (Kg/Ac)

     

Potato

            1,038.50

     5,329.73

        4,443.00

    1,086.70

    5,766.89

       4,606.00

        1,014.00

    4,166.20

             4,824.38

     

Asparagus

                   78.30

                    49.03

             539.50

            98.05

                   54.35

            455.90

             100.90

                  78.00

             1,487.50

     

Chili

                592.00

            1,229.18

        2,059.80

         678.25

           1,618.68

       2,448.50

             601.35

           1,561.09

             6,706.75

     

Cabbage

                332.00

            1,642.13

        4,170.00

         377.68

           2,744.14

       5,796.40

             346.50

           1,834.32

             5,823.00

     

Cauliflower

                   44.50

                    44.98

        1,068.89

            48.50

                   90.75

       1,623.22

                45.20

                  79.57

             1,778.75

     

Carrot

                106.50

                 159.98

        1,412.40

            99.00

                239.47

       2,246.20

             102.80

               228.46

             3,942.40

     

Radish

                109.60

                 224.11

        2,134.10

         106.70

                288.50

       2,563.10

             111.10

               284.83

             3,519.29

     

Turnip

                155.20

                 425.71

        2,558.10

         147.20

                684.33

       4,324.20

             155.00

               589.50

             7,228.60

     

Beans

                   98.95

                 133.14

        1,473.30

            99.15

                218.92

       1,957.50

             104.90

               215.24

             2,767.57

     

Peas

                128.50

                 158.57

        1,245.10

         128.00

                316.97

       2,266.30

             130.50

               269.84

             4,052.60

     

Tomato

                   48.55

                    76.78

        1,485.30

            47.70

                   69.78

       1,350.00

                48.30

                  77.88

             3,771.50

     

Green Leaves

                   34.17

                    31.75

             870.90

            34.57

                   49.77

       1,389.30

                33.27

                  44.20

             1,660.00

     

Broccoli

                   21.40

                    20.88

             907.50

            23.00

                   35.64

       1,471.50

                23.60

                  34.38

             2,825.00

     

Coriander

                      8.00

                       3.90

             687.50

               7.00

                      2.26

            480.00

                   8.50

                     4.55

             1,300.00

     

Bunching onion

                      3.25

                       2.69

             650.00

               3.75

                      2.93

            613.33

                   3.75

                     2.66

             1,820.00

     

Garlic

                      1.00

                       1.20

        1,200.00

               1.50

                      1.88

       1,250.00

                   2.00

                     2.33

                 582.50

     

Total

     1,761.92

   4,204.040

 

 

  6,418.356

 

  2,831.67

    5,306.82

 

 

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Table 2:   Major Cereal Crops Production in Paro Dzongkhag,  (2016-2018)

         

Details

2016

2017

2018

     

Cultivated Area  (Acres)

Production (MT)

Yield (Kg/Ac)

Cultivated Area  (Acres)

Production (MT)

Yield (Kg/Ac)

Cultivated Area  (Acres)

Production (MT)

Yield

 (Kg/Ac)

     

Paddy

            3,561.68

         7,788.199

        1,964.90

    3,397.68

        8,639.865

       2,277.60

        3,071.04

        8,644.058

             2,582.61

     

Wheat

                545.60

              436.197

             712.13

         541.00

             450.300

            649.75

             479.00

            321.420

             1,215.00

     

Barley

                   89.00

                 42.639

             461.50

            65.00

                31.250

            475.00

                60.00

               33.200

                 270.00

     

Mustard

                113.50

                 46.540

             367.78

            92.00

                53.420

            343.00

                90.50

               36.050

                 856.25

     

Total

 

   8,313.575

 

 

  9,174.835

 

 

    9,034.73

 

     

 

 

 

 

 

Table 3:   Major Fruit Production   (2016-2018)

       

 

Details

 

 

 

 

Bearing Tree

Production (MT)

Yield Per Tree

Bearing Tree

Production (MT)

Yield Per Tree

Bearing Tree

Production (MT)

Yield Per Tree

 

Apple

            10,123

           253.075

                      25

            10,123

         263.198

                      26

            10,123

         334.059

                      33

 

Pears

                      87

                 2.958

                      34

                      87

               2.610

                      30

                      87

               2.175

                      25

 

Peach

                   751

              26.285

                      35

                   751

            24.032

                      32

                   751

            32.293

                      43

 

Persimom

                      42

                 2.100

                      50

                      42

               1.890

                      45

                      42

               1.680

                      40

 

Walnut

                   217

                 7.595

                      35

                   217

               6.510

                      30

                   217

               6.510

                      30

 

Plum

                      92

                 3.036

                      33

                      92

               3.220

                      35

                      92

               2.944

                      32

 

Total

 

             295

 

 

           301

 

 

           380

 

 

                                                       

 

Land information under Paro Dzongkhag as per the Agriculture record and are mainly used for the cultivation of the crops.

Sl. No

Land Type

Area (Ac)

1

Wet Land

3148.35

                  2

Dry Land

6240.4

3

Kitchen Garden

550

4

Orchard

670.7

5

Pangzhing

548

6

Tseri

941

7

Khimsa

561.8

 

 Gewog wise Information as per the data collected from the field by the Extension Staffs in the Gewog

#

Description

Unit

Total

Dogar

Shari

Dotey

Hung

Lamgo

Luni

Naja

Shaba

Tshto

Wchang

1

Total farm roads

No

178

22

8

5

7

26

24

35

14

19

18

2

Length of farm roads

Km

503.96

70.4

11.23

9.7

22

42.2

77.1

97.99

77.5

55.3

40.5

3

Total irrigation channel

No

108

4

7

19

5

29

17

3

7

12

5

4

Length of irrigation channel

Km

209.93

5.7

10.3

39.3

12

41.15

27.3

7.68

27

28

11.5

5

Total Households

No

3550

357

368

188

117

650

324

607

285

303

351

 

Total Wetland (acres)

Acres

3148.35

32

452.8

361.5

57.92

569.65

480

0.8

484.4

383.52

325.8

 

Total Dryland (acres)

Acres

6240.4

1134

512.7

224.2

57.03

420.6

461

1467.74

864.6

862.62

235.73

6

Improved Greenhouse

No

150

4

22

10

38

5

27

9

3

27

5

7

Power tiller Government

No

50

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

8

Powr tiller (Private)

No

604

40

45

74

19

139

64

55

56

68

44

9

Electric Fence

No

48

4

4

7

2

2

2

12

3

9

3

10