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During the lockdown, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests facilitates or assists in sourcing excess vegetables/fruits and livestock products from the Dzongkhags to Thimphu. These are then linked to the wholesale dealers, who in turn distributes/sells to the retail shops in the zones. The Ministry facilitates distribution and also undertakes constant monitoring to ensure stock availability, including issuance of permit for import of vegetables and fruits. The Ministry also conducts monitoring to see if shops are able to adequately meet the demand and encourage the seller to adhere to the prices fixed by the government.
The ministry also facilitates sourcing and distribution of products between the other 19 Dzongkhags through Dzongkhag RNR personnel and aggregators.
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In solidarity with the Nation’s efforts against the pandemic, a farmers group from Drujeygang gewog of Dagana (Thuenpa Puenzhey Sanam Detshen) donated 2.4 metric tonnes of assorted vegetables to Thimphu. The Ministry of Agriculture and Forests facilitated transportation and distribution of the vegetables.
The vegetable consignment is distributed to De-Suung Hall in Thimphu on 2nd January 2021.
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