18 March, Thimphu: “Collection of Cordyceps shall be strictly restricted to 45 days, excluding the number of days of journey to and from the collection site”, states the revised Guidelines for collection/harvesting of Cordyceps sinensis. A total of 45 days will be officially recognized for collection of Cordyceps to the residents of the high altitude villages (dependant on yaks) who is registered in the concerned Geog Administrations concerned.
Gups from the various highland Gewogs expressed concerned over the revised royalty of Nu. 22500 from the existing Nu. 7000 per kilogram of Cordyceps bought at the auction site. Some agreed with the revised tax but expressed that if the ‘only one person per household could be reconsidered to three people per household.
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