Sale counter for livestock products inaugurated at Khuruthang

Untitled-1September 5, Punakha: A sale counter for livestock products was inaugurated at Khuruthang Vegetable Market to benefit the dairy farmer groups (DFGs) of 11 geogs in Dzongkhag.

It was constructed at a cost of Nu.1.4 million with funds from the Dzongkhag Development Grant and GoI Livestock Project of the Department of Livestock.

With more than 290 litres of daily milk collection, the dairy group produces and sells fresh milk and yogurt. They are also planning to produce ice-cream and other dairy products in the future. At present, the fresh milk is sold at Nu.55/litre and yogurt (200ml cup) at Nu. 22/cup.

Currently, around 99 dairy group members have registered from Chhubu, Dzomi, Guma, Kabisa and Toedwang geogs. By-laws have been also prepared for them to ensure the smooth functioning of milk collection, processing and marketing activities.

The inauguration also marked the official handing taking over of the sale counter and dairy equipment between Dzongkhag Livestock Sector and DFGs. The ceremony was graced by Dasho Dzongdag as the Chief Guest along with officials from the Dzongkhag, Regional Livestock Development Centre-Wangdue, local leaders and public.

 

Submitted by Dzongkhag Livestock Sector, Punakha

 

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