Corn flakes (tengma) and wine (ara) are the only two products produced for commercial purpose, it is now time that you think beyond this and produce products which yield higher income. Dairy farming is one possibility; the nation needs an addition of 10,000 cows to make the nation milk self sufficient shared HE Lyonpo Yeshi Dorji, Minister for Ministry of Agriculture and Forests during his meeting with the farmers of Dewathang, S/Jongkhar.
Speaking to the farmers, Lyonpo shared that one possible way to improve the current economic situation is by increasing the production of food and agricultural products. Increase in the production means lesser import. Lyonpo also shared that much has been achieved but needs more improvement in the agriculture and livestock sector for mass production of food and agricultural products. He shared that various schemes from the government are available to encourage establishment of mega farms and semi-commercial farms. The government has also plans to develop irrigation facility, food processing units, provide better seeds and farm mechanization.
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