The movement of people into Samtse has been restricted, following the recent unrest in Chamurchi, an Indian border town near Samtse. This has led to an adverse impact on the orange exporters. They have not been able to bring in workers for their businesses.
Posted on Dec 15 2014 | Read More »
The price of potatoes has almost doubled this time, much to the relief of farmers in the East. Last year, a kilogram of potato used to cost Nu.17-20 a kilogram. A kilogram of potato now fetches about Nu.35.
Posted on Nov 6 2014 | Read More »
Whenever there is outbreak of poultry related diseases within the country, poultry farmers take an advantage of the situation and increase the price of poultry products especially egg.
Posted on Oct 12 2014 | Read More »
The inflation hit the highest in the country in July, this year, states the latest Consumer Price Index. The overall inflation in that particular month was 2.17 percent, which was higher than in June. It stood at 0.61 percent in June.
Posted on Oct 8 2014 | Read More »
The lemongrass cooperative in Monggar is finding it difficult to retain its members. Members have been leaving the group to work in construction sites, where they are paid more. From 170 members in 2007, the cooperative group is now left with only 45 members.
Posted on Sep 1 2014 | Read More »
It is the height of potato auctioning season at the Food Corporation of Bhutan’s auction yard in Phuentshogling. Unlike last year, the farmers are fetching better returns this year.
Posted on Aug 22 2014 | Read More »
Some of the aspiring entrepreneurs in Lhuentse are frustrated with the criteria required for setting up entertainment centres. While people are ready to invests, Dzongkhag says they do not meet the required criteria.
Posted on Aug 5 2014 | Read More »
Around 300 highlanders from three Gewogs of Paro and Thimphu brought in their Cordycep harvest for sale in the first Cordycep auction of the year. More than 45 buyers took part in the two-day auction.
Posted on Jul 11 2014 | Read More »
The Economic Professor at the Royal Thimphu College, Sanjeev Mehta, said the average inflation rate has been over nine percent, annually. He added inflation over and above 10 percent is considered alarming in any economy.
Posted on Apr 26 2014 | Read More »
For the first time, farmers of Gakiling Gewog in Sarpang are exporting soft brooms to India. Nearly 3000 brooms worth about Nu. 70,000 was taken yesterday.
Posted on Apr 2 2014 | Read More »