English | Dzongkha Friday, June 22, 2018

FMCL introduces four new varieties of rice

The Farm Machinery Corporation Limited (FMCL) introduced four varieties of rice in the market on Saturday. They are Ray Sata from Paro, Tan Tshri from Punakha, Spring Rice GB-1 from Sarpang and Khamti from Phuntshothang in Samdrup Jongkhar.

Poor prices leave onion growers in Nanong disappointed

The Nanong Vegetable Group in Pema Gatshel ventured into onion cultivation in 2015. Today, almost three years later, the group remains challenged with lack of market and poor prices among others.

Good yield but no market for Zhemgang chillies

The farmers of Trong Gewog in Zhemgang reaped a bountiful chilli harvest this time, but they are struggling to sell them.  Chilli is one of the main sources of income for the farmers there.

Decrease in online shopping due to e-commerce transaction suspension

Bhutanese people mostly use VISA international debit cards for doing business and online shopping. However, the temporary suspension of e-commerce transaction by the Bank of Bhutan (BoB) since last year has held back many from fulfilling their online shopping binges.

Melong- country’s children clothing line startup

Taking advantage of a lack of company that makes clothes for infants and children, a young mother has started the country’s first-ever clothing line business.

Cabbage replaces commercial potato farming in Nagya Gewog

Farmers of Wanakha Village in Nagya Gewog, Paro have grown cabbages on a large scale this time. The late blight infection of potatoes and its lesser returns at the auction yard in Phuentshogling last year have discouraged many farmers from cultivating potatoes this year.

East’s local brick manufacturers are not on same page

When it comes to success of the business, not all local cement brick manufacturers in the east have similar stories to share.

Yalang Gewog’s lone commercial cardamom grower

When 54-year-old Wangdi Tshering from Yalang Gewog in Trashi Yangtse decided to grow cardamom on a commercial scale three years ago, he was not sure how things would go. Today, as he looks at the yield, Yalang’s lone commercial cardamom farmer is happy about his decision.  

Better Business Summit looks at improving access to finance for CSIs

Improving access to finance for Cottage and Small Industries (CSIs) dominated the discussions at the “Better Business Summit,” held recently in the capital.

One Click Shop wins best business idea

One Click Shop, a business idea that aims to make grocery shopping just a click away, has took the best business prize at the Seventh Business Idea Competition of Bhutan (BICOB).

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