Vegetable on Wheels launched in Thimphu

7 May, Thimphu: To deliver all the essential vegetables and fruits at a doorstep, Vegetable on Wheels has been launched in Thimphu, the first of its kind in the country. Sangay Needup, an aspiring entrepreneur is behind the business idea.

According to a spokesperson, one can get all the vegetables and fruits that are available at the market at a minimal price. The team ensures that all vegetables and fruits are clean and hygienically packed making the consumers’ shopping experience convenient.

The initiative is considered timely as the country is encouraging the social distancing to prevent the COVID-19 pandemic. With such easy access in place, people will now not require to visit the crowded vegetable market as they can shop right where they live.

The delivery of goods has started at designated areas across Thimphu from 9 am-6 pm with service available throughout the week.

The team will procure all locally produced vegetables from 20 Dzongkhags through Dzongkhag coordinators who will facilitate the coordination with farmers and supply vegetables at the best price.

The Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo, Yeshey Penjor and Dasho Thrompon, Thimphu launched the initiative. Commending the idea, Lyonpo said that the initiative will have multiple benefits to all. He shared that it is one of the opportunities for youth employment and will help our farmers to get a fair price for their hard work.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Loden Foundation, UNDP Bhutan and Thimphu Thromde provided the fund support for Vegetable on Wheels.

Please check out the delivery schedule at https://vegetableonwheels.com/

-ICTD with Photo by Loden Foundation

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