February 9, Thimphu: The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for supply of organic vegetables was signed between the Rangzhin Sanam Detshen (RSD) and 11 Hotels: Amankora Resort, Taj Tashi, Terma Linca, Druk Hotel, Hotel Galingkha, Bhutan Suites, Hotel Ariya, Tashi Yoedling, Hotel Pedling, Bhutan Hotel and Fu Lu Shou, Thimphu in presence of Gasa Dzongda.
The Rangzhin Sanam Detshen, is the first ever certified organic growers group of Khatoed Gewog, Gasa. They will supply organic potato, garlic and carrot at agreed prices of Nu. 31, Nu. 120 and Nu. 60 respectively, per kilogram.
Gasa Dzongda conveyed his special gratitude to the hoteliers and stated that such tie-ups would play a key role to make farming more attractive and vibrant. He insisted the buyers to extend all kinds of support and cooperation and make it a Corporate Nation Building Responsibility. He also emphasised that Gasa would kick start the program on a smaller scale and gradually upgrade.
He said that Gasa Dzongkhag is not so developed but such initiation will contribute to National policy of becoming self-sufficient. He also highlighted that with quantity, Gasa will work towards achieving qualitative produce.
-Reported by Tashi Yangzom with photos by Choidup Zangpo, ICS
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