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Fig.1: Regional Farm Machiunery Corporation Limited, Bajo.

Regional Farm Machinery Corporation Limited (RFMCL)
Location: Bajo, under Wangdue Dzongkhag below the town, next to National Seed Center.
Area: 1.72 Acres.
Coverage: RFMCL, Bajo covers five Dzongkhag, Gasa, Punakha, Wangdue, Trongsa and Bumthang.
Gewog Service Center: Nobding FMSC under Dangchu Gewog, Wangdue Dzongkhag and Drakten FMSC under Trongsa Dzongkhag.
Contract and Commercial Farming: Tashithang & Tabchen Contract Farming under Gasa Dzongkhag and Mendaygang Contract Farming under Punakha Dzongkhag.
Regional Farm Machinery Corporation Limited, (RFMCL) Bajo is located in Thetsho Gewog (Specifically below Bajo town near Punatsangchu River) under Wangdue Dzongkhag with area of 1,72 acreas. RFMCL, Bajo renders its services within Five Dzongkhags which includes Gasa, Punakha, Wangdue, Trongsa and Bumthang and its FMSC based at Nobding, Wangdue and Drakten, Trongsa.

Overall Activities at RFMCL, Bajo:

  • Sales and Supply of Farm Machineries and Spare Parts:

The sales of spare parts is taking place in the center, where on other hand the supply of farm machineries are done till the road end point. There is no need of recommendation letters from Gewog or Dzongkhag while purchasing post harvest machines.
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Fig.2: Sale of Spare parts (Store Section) under RFMCL, Bajo.

  • Repairing and Maintenance of Machineries:

RFMCL, Bajo gratify services in repairing of farm machines with standard repairing charges and for those machines which are moveable are being repaired at the center. Nevertheless those stationed machines are being repaired at the site charges only the repairing cost and none other.

  • Installation and Testing:

Installation and testing of supplied machines are done by the center for those which falls under Bajo, RFMCL (Five Dzongkhags: Trongsa, Bumthang, Gasa, Punakha and Wangdue) based on the clients demand. The clients can contact the center anytime for the services and authenticate service stipulation.

 

  • Hiring Activities:

Hiring of Machineries such as Power Tiller (With Rotary set and Plough for specific work), Tractors, Water-pump, Reaper, Threshers are available from the center for efficient and for the benefit of our clients. Further, clients can ask either the center or can even contact your Gewog Extension Officers for information regarding the hiring services. Hiring of farm machineries can be availed either informing the center or EA(s), Extension Officers of your respective Gewogs.
(For further information kindly click the link (Machinery Hiring) under FMCL Services on right side of the page).

  • Contract and Commercial Farming:

FMCL take up fellow land on the basis of an agreement and on leased for several years and increase its yield as well as commercial farming where subsistence farming crops are grown mainly for the farmer’s family need. The center has contract farming at two different locations one at Tashithang, Gasa and another at Mendaygang, Punakha which is mechanized and made farming, productive and efficient.
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Fig.3: Contract Farming at Mendaygang, Punakha under RFMCL, Bajo.

  • Promotional Activities:

To create Awareness on various farm machines and sensitize the farmers on availability of farming technology and REDCL loan scheme where clients can avail loan up to five hundred thousand Ngultrum (Nu. 5,00,000/-) for purchasing Farm Machinery. The center even organizes and conducts demonstration and field day for the farmers under Regional Center.

  • POL Services:

Petroleum, Oils and Lubricant station will soon be situated at FMSC centers. RFMCL, Bajo has two Dzongkhags for POL Station, one at Drakten which falls under Trongsa Dzongkhag and another at Nobding under Wangdue Dzongkhag.

  • Farm Machinery Service Centre (FMSC):

Service rendered through the FMSC(s) is:

  • Sales of Spare parts and machines.
  • Repairing of Farm Machinery.
  • Installation and testing of Farm Machines.
  • Hiring Services.
  • Contract Farming.
  • Demonstration and promotional activities.
  • POL services.

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Fig. 3: FMSC (FSSU) at Nobding, Wangduephodrang under RFMCL, Bajo.