Call for Proposal:Co-operative Business Development Scheme (C-BuDS)

Under The Cottage & Small Industry Flagship Program, the Department is pleased to invite proposals from registered and active Farmer Groups and Co-operatives to apply for grant of Value Addition Equipment (VAE) under the Co-operative Business Development Scheme (C-BuDS).

C-BuDS is a competitive cost-sharing scheme to avail value addition equipment, wherein the government will contribute 80 per cent (with a ceiling of Nu.0.5 m per grant) of the total cost of equipment; that are crucial to diversify, expand or enhance the efficiency of the business of the co-operative.

Value addition equipment includes only food processing and packaging equipment and does not include supplies, consumables and packaging materials. Only those Farmer Groups and Co-operatives who have not availed similar government support through various projects in the last three years are eligible to apply.

Please visit (Farmers Group & Cooperatives–>C-BuDS) OR for further information on C-BuDS and to download the application form. Duly filled application must be hand delivered OR scanned copies can be e-mailed, before September, 30, 2020, to the following addresses:


DzongkhagsHand Delivered to:or emailed to:
Chukha, Gasa, Haa, Paro, Punakha, Samtse, Thimphu, WangduephodrangCo-operative Development Division, DAMC, MoAF,
Trongsa, Bumthang, Sarpang, Zhemgang, Tsirang, DaganaRegional Agricultural Marketing and Co-operatives Office, DAMC, MoAF,


Tashigang, Monggar Tashiyangtse, , Lhuentse, Pemagatshel, SamdrupjonkharRegional Agricultural Marketing and Co-operatives Office, DAMC, MoAF,


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