All groceries and pan shops can sell tobacco and tobacco products: PM

However, karaoke, drayangs, bars, restaurants and shops near schools and institutions are not allowed to sell tobacco and tobacco products All groceries and pan shops in the country can sell tobacco and tobacco products except for karaokes, drayangs, bars, restaurants and shops near schools and institutions, according to Prime Minister Dasho Dr Lotay Tshering. Following […]

Rice self-sufficiency dream!

In what is likely to thwart the country’s target of achieving rice self-sufficiency or at least make the country 60% rice self-sufficient is the kind of agricultural practices that we see today in places such as Paro and Thimphu. Instead of growing rice, an increasing number of farmers in Paro and Thimphu these days are […]

Buy-back scheme causes loss to govt: Agriculture Minister

Last year, the government had to bear a loss of around Nu 4.2mn for cabbage alone Despite implementing the buy-back scheme to help farmers in the Covid-19 situation, the government is incurring a big loss with the scheme, the Agriculture and Forests Minister said. Lyonpo Yeshey Penjor explained that the government is buying a 35kg […]