9 February, Thimphu. As a part of agriculture commercialization in accordance with agreement between Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited (FCBL) and Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF), the sale of locally produced rice was launched today by Hon’ble Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji.
FCBL has collected more than 285 metric tons of paddy from Sarpang Dzongkhag and Punakha/ Wangdue valley. The sale of Local Maap, Local kaap and improved varieties of this rice is available only through FCBL outlets. There are seven pilot dzongkhags; Thimphu, Paro, wangdue, phuentsholing, s/jongkhar, Mongar and Trashi gang were marketing of these rice will be focused.
Furthermore, the mills are managed by FCBL supported by Department of Agriculture (DoA), MoAF with fund support from RNR EUSSP.
-Reported by Tashi Yangzom and photo by Tandin Norbu, ICS
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