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 […]

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Understanding our vulnerabilities in times of the pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought the economy to a standstill. Businesses are down. People have lost jobs. Apart from those in the civil service and the corporate sector, employees in the private sector are left to the mercy of their employers, all of who cannot afford to keep on paying employees with their own pockets […]

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Hold the fort Recently, the number of COVID-19 cases in the country crossed 300. It certainly does not bode well for Bhutan because we are discovering new infections on a regular basis. But one thing all of us learnt during this pandemic is the lesson of being systematic, acting swiftly and decisively and on time. […]

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Resolving the unemployment conundrum

Nearly, 30,000 Bhutanese are seeking jobs currently. After the pandemic hit Bhutan, 13,000 lost their jobs while 8,000 returned from overseas adding to the already existing unemployment pool of 8,000. More than 3,000 are still expected to return home due to the pandemic.  July alone saw more than 600 Bhutanese lose jobs. Bhutan’s overall unemployment […]

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