English | Dzongkha Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Fuel price hits all-time high

The price of petrol and diesel has recorded an all-time high this month. The price of petrol increased by almost Nu 4 on Saturday. Diesel saw an increase of more than Nu 5 per litre.

Bhutan attracts thousands of visitors at World Expo in Dubai

For the first time, Bhutan is taking part in the World Expos, currently taking place at Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

A world expo is an international exhibition held every five years providing a platform to showcase the greatest innovations that have shaped the world so far. The Expo 2020 started from first October and will continue till the end of March next year. 

Cardamom, a better cash crop than orange in Gongdue, Monggar

There was a shift – from growing orange to cardamom. For the people of Gongdue Gewog in Monggar, cardamom is becoming a lucrative cash crop. From just a few households in 2015, today about 50 households grow the spice. Farmers say it requires less work with more returns.

Brooms to gather dust if the pandemic continues- Broom business in Tsirang

Started in 2011, the broom-grass business in Tsirang lived up to the theme; easy to grow, easy to sell. There was no dearth of buyers as they export the brooms to India. However, when the pandemic struck the country last year, the business came to an abrupt halt.   

Farmers expect a bountiful cardamom harvest- Patshaling in Tsirang

Cardamom growers of Patshaling Toed in Tsirang are expecting a bountiful harvest this year. They say timely rainfall during its flowering season has raised their expectations for a promising yield. The spice has become one of the main cash crops for them after orange trees started dying in the district.

Business flourishes for Deh-Sho of Tagma

After the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted business in the country, many are still finding it hard to recover. However, the Hand-made Paper factory at Tagma in Zhemgang has had a different story for some time now. For the first time in a decade, the business is flourishing.
Over the last decade, the local hand-made paper, commonly known […]

BHSL starts manufacturing hydropower turbines- Sarpang

Bhutan Hydropower Services Limited or BHSL in Jigmeling under Sarpang has started manufacturing hydropower turbines. The company was first established in 2014 to cater to hydropower in the country. It has helped save millions spend in repairing turbines and their components.

Auction held for Bumthang’s unsold Cordyceps

Cordyceps collectors in Bumthang were finally able to sell most of their harvests after the agriculture ministry conducted an urgent auction recently. The ministry cancelled the regular auctions across the country since last year in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Most low quality and smaller Cordyceps remained unsold without an auction.

Apple growers upset as price slumps

Like all trades, the apple business in the country has also been affected by the COVID pandemic. The price of apples has reduced compared to the past years. This has left apple growers and fruit vendors in the country upset. 

CSO registration process needs to be relaxed: CSOs

Civil Society Organisations in the country want the procedures involved in registration of a CSO to be relaxed. The Civil Society actors raised the issue during a panel discussion on “Harnessing Civil Society Potentials” yesterday. They said CSOs are fundamental for a community to thrive.

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