A week long consultation and awareness meeting was organized with the yak rearing farmers of two highland gewogs – Sakteng and Merak under Trashigang Dzongkhag. The main objective was to create awareness on formation and strengthening of the existing yak cooperatives at the gewog and district level. The consultation and awareness meeting was attended by 127 herders from Sakteng gewog, and 74 herders (33 males and 41 females) from Merak gewog.
The herders and local government authority were sensitized about the Highland development support programs during the 12FYP and the special highland development program approved by the government which is above and over the plan activities proposed in 12FYP. The participants were also clarified on why the proposed Highland flagship program was changed to program-based emphasizing on the differences and advantages being time bound and future sustainability.
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