Sarpang: The Broom grass, scientifically known as Thysanolaena maxima, has emerged as one of the most widely cultivated cash crops in Gakidling geog. It is from Poaceae family and commonly known as kucho/amlisho, in southern Bhutanese language. It is grown in the marginal fallow lands by two non-wood forest product (NWFP) groups of Sangkha and lower Muga villages.
The villagers cultivate kucho as a mixed crop for its inflorescences or clusters of flowers that are used for making brooms. It provides fodder during the lean period every year as well. Broom grass is a unique gift, an eco-friendly product that brings the rural communities closer to nature from the start of each day as one cleans the floor with broom grass every morning.
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