English | Dzongkha Thursday, April 18, 2019

Shortage of maize affects production of animal feeds

The largest animal feed manufacturing firm in the country, Karma Feeds, has not been able to meet its normal production for the past few months affecting the poultry farmers and agents.

Bhutan, Bangladesh to establish Joint Business Council

Bhutan and Bangladesh will soon establish a Joint Business Council for the business communities of the two countries to work together, foster friendship and understanding.

Beekeepers’ cooperative in Bumthang struggles to market honey

Unlike in the past, the Beekeepers’ Cooperative of Bhutan in Bumthang is struggling to market its honey despite the company being certified by the International Standards Organization (ISO) last year.

Dagana farmers target schools as an alternative market

Farmers’ group of Dagana are persuading the schools in their locality to opt for locally grown vegetables over the imported ones. While the farmers will get a ready market, the students can have access to organic vegetables.

Locals in Radhi say there is no market for bamboo

The demand for bamboo from Radhi Gewog in Trashigang has been dwindling over the years. Once considered a major source of income for locals, but now farmers use it for their own domestic purposes.

Need more women entrepreneurs for economic development study suggests

Despite a significant rise in the number of Bhutanese women taking entrepreneurship, they still lag behind compared to their male counterparts. As per a study conducted on the growth of Women Micro and Small Enterprises last year, the growth is largely in numbers but not in terms of business innovation and progression.

Mega dairy production unit opens in Tsirang

A mega dairy production unit was opened in Tsirang recently under the Priority Sector Lending (PSL) scheme. The unit, which started with yogurt production, plans to minimise the import of dairy products and focus on achieving self-sufficiency.

Green Bhutan Waste Management’s owner wins SAARC woman entrepreneur award

The Green Bhutan Waste Management’s owner, Chogyel Lhamo was awarded the ‘SAARC Woman Entrepreneur of the Year 2018’ at a ceremony held at Colombo in Sri Lanka on March 2.

Growing demand for sand

The ever-increasing construction activities in the country are leading to a growing demand for sand. The Natural Resources Development Corporation Limited (NRDCL) in Wangdue Phodrang says from 80 truckloads of sand in 2007, the demand for sand today has gone up by 170 truckloads per day.

Damchu-Chhukha bypass deals Tsimasham businesses a blow

The Damchu-Chhukha bypass is a boon for the travellers, but for the people of Tsimasham, the opening of the bypass in July has dealt the town’s businesses quite a blow.

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