English | Dzongkha Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Improved prices revive lemon grass oil extraction business

The increase in the price of lemon grass oil has helped revive oil extraction business in Monggar. A kilogram of lemon grass oil now fetches Nu 1,300, which is higher by Nu 200 from the earlier price.

Greenhouses enable Lunaps to grow more varieties of vegetables

Not so long ago, the people in Lunana could grow only radish, potato and spinach. But now they grow a host of other vegetables, such as beans, cabbage, chilies, and even maize thanks to greenhouses.

Narphung block affects Potato auction in SJ

With the roadblock at Narphung on the Trashigang-Samdrup Jongkhar highway, farmers are not able to bring their potatoes to Samdrup Jongkhar auction yard.

Egg tray manufacturing unit creates job opportunities

An egg tray manufacturing unit in Choekhorling Village of Dekiling Gewog, Sarpang has come as a boon to the local housewives and out of school youths.

Low prices disappoint cordyceps collectors of Gasa

Disappointed with the low prices for the cordyceps, the people from Lunana and Khamed Gewogs in Gasa sold only half of their harvest at the recent cordycep auction in Wangdue Phodrang.

Livestock products processing enterprise opens in Samtse

Samtse dzongkhag’s ¬†first ever Livestock Products Processing and Value Addition Enterprise opened in Norbugang Gewog yesterday.

Trade deficit stands at Nu 29.7bn

Bhutan’s trade deficit has been increasing over the years. It hit Nu 29.7bn in 2017 from Nu 24.7bn in 2012. The growing trade deficit, the prime minister, said is a cause for concern.

Startup centre opens in Changzamtog

The startup centre is an initiative of the Department of Cottage and Small Industry of the Ministry of Economic Affairs. The centre will provide an enabling space to aspiring entrepreneurs to shape and develop their business ideas.

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.

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