Laya reaps huge benefits from tourism

The Royal Highland Festival (RHF) has benefited highlander communities especially the Laya community immensely. During the festival, the Layaps makes huge income through homestays, porter-pony services and selling yak products. In a year, every household earns an average of Nu 50,000 to Nu 80, 0000 from home stay services. The festival attracts not only international […]

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Mini-carnival underway to help senior citizens and the homeless

 A mini-carnival underway in Phuentsholing by the Royal Society for Senior Citizens (RSSC) has attracted hundreds of visitors including people from across the border. The fest aims to help underprivileged senior citizens across the country, recovering drug addicts and homeless people. There are 32 stalls which have dart games in majority. There are also stalls […]

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Buckwheat makes a comeback in Bumthang

With wildlife damaging potatoes and other crops, buckwheat is suddenly gaining popularity among the elite consumers in Bumthang. Buckwheat comprises a traditional staple diet for the Bumthaps, which in recent decades had lost out to commercial cultivation of potato. This year, most of the farmers had replaced potatoes for buckwheat as their main cash crop. […]

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Haa and Gasa need to develop tourism products and infrastructure

Dzongkhag business representatives of Bhutan Chamber for Commerce and Industry (BCCI) of Haa and Gasa raised the issue on need to develop tourism infrastructures and products for the promotion of tourists at the dzongkhags. The issue was raised during the two-day annual general meeting of BCCI September 6 and 7. Haa dzongkhag business representative Rinchen […]

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S/Jongkhar gets potato grading machine

The farmers in the east will now have better income with the launch of online auctioning service at Samdrup Jongkhar. Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited (FCBL) and Royal Securities Exchange of Bhutan Limited (RSEBL) have installed potato grading machine and online auction portal in FCB’s auction yard aimed at rendering faster, efficient and convenient auctioning […]

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Female farmers guard their crops against wild boars in Bjemina

It is drizzling and wet in Bjemina in Gidakom, Thimphu. Aum Dema, 32, wears her rain-coat, gumboots and a broad-brimmed hat for protection against the rain. Aum Dema is ready for the night. She is not going far, but to her guardhouse in the middle of her paddy field. Wild boars have been ravaging her […]

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Bhutan Alternatives raises Nu 8.34mn through crowdfunding

Bhutan Alternatives is the first successful entrepreneur to raise Nu 8.34mn through Royal Securities Exchange of Bhutan’s (RSEBL) crowdfunding platform within four weeks. Bhutan Alternatives is a ‘Social Entrepreneur’ with the motto of attaining “Zero-Waste” through maximizing resource recovery for creating sustainable waste management system. Bhutan Alternatives collects e-waste and recycles and refurbishes printer cartridges. […]

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AAC brick users on the rise

Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC) Brick users in the country have increased overtime. The concrete block company started supplying in the Bhutanese market since January, this year. Based in Pasakha, Phuentsholing, Bhutan Ecolite Brix Private Limited (BEBPL) started manufacturing AAC blocks and launched the product this January. It is an FDI and has two Bhutanese shareholders […]

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