Dairy farming provides major boost to economy in Trashigang

With more than 36 dairy farmers group including one cooperative in Trashigang today, the dzongkhag is more than self-sufficient in milk production. Excess milk production has also led farmers to exporting milk to other nearby dzongkhags. The dairy groups comprise of more than 1,000 households from 11 gewogs. Among them Samkhar gewog has seven dairy […]

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Online lottery to start from October

After testing paper lotteries, Bhutan Lottery Limited will be venturing into online lottery. Two i-lotteries and a terminal based lottery are expected to hit the market by October this year. BLL officials are working to launch the product after completing software development which will be outsourced to a private firm through open tender soon. Bingo […]

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Heavy vehicle dealers bear the brunt of ACC notification

Heavy vehicle dealers say that the ordered vehicles have arrived and are at their stock yards After the notification from the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on the load capacity restriction that was imposed from May, 17, heavy vehicle dealers in the border town of Phuentsholing have also been impacted with customers unwilling to take around hundred […]

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Nu 65 bn allocated for 2019-20 fiscal year

The government has proposed a total budget of Nu 64.82bn for the financial year 2019-20. Finance Minister Namgay Tshering revealed this while presenting the national budget for financial year 2019-20 to the National Assembly yesterday. The Finance Minister mentioned that the main objective of the budget is to ensure economic growth and stability and  achieve […]

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Yangnyer farmers find lucrative business in asparagus farming

Villagers say growing asparagus does not involve much work and that the returns are financially rewarding Asparagus farming is becoming a lucrative business for the farmers of Yangnyer gewog in Trashigang with the villagers now planning increase asparagus production in the gewog. While a few have started growing asparagus in large areas, many farmers grow […]

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Boulder export comes to halt after ACC notification

Truckers question relevant government agencies for not constructing weigh bridge at Gelephu After the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) issued a notice on the restriction of overload carried by trucks which was enforced from last Friday, exporters and truckers ferrying boulders to Bangladesh are reportedly affected.  Not a single truck has moved to Bangladesh after the […]

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