Thinking survival: vegetable production

We have heard about onion prices soaring. Last heard, retailers were making a profit of 100-120% vis-a-vis the price at source. What gives? Of course, the problem is increased demand and limited supply. And with the COVID-19 pandemic, the situation has been aggravated. There is limited import from India. Earlier once, we faced a shortage […]

No question of abandoning PHPA-I: DGPC

While the fate of the dam construction of the Punatsangchhu Hydroelectric Project Authority-I (PHPA-I) remains uncertain with it missing its latest deadline in 2019 and a third party review of the feasibility of the right bank construction currently underway, there are no plans to abandon the project, according to Managing Director of Druk Green Power […]

Trans Bhutan Trail project covers first phase of 50% of the trails

Trans Bhutan Trail (TBT) project initiated the revitalizing of trails from East-West in partnership with local leaders of the gewogs covering a total length of 430km from Haa to Trashigang, which is 50% of the trail works. The project was initiated by the Bhutan-Canada Foundation based on the 2017 trail survey conducted by the Tourism […]

Maximum allowable retail price of onion and tomato out

Following a deluge of complaints from consumers on the skyrocketing prices of onion and tomato in the market, the Office of Consumer Protection (OCP), Ministry of Economic Affairs, shared on Wednesday the maximum allowable retail price of onion and tomato fixed by the Department of Agricultural Marketing and Cooperatives (DAMC). The retail price, according to […]