Bhutan Agriculture Ministry plans to arrange compensation for farmers

With farmers all over the country reporting on their inability to sell farm produces, people are hoping the Department of Agricultural Marketing and Cooperatives (DAMC) will intervene. DAMC officials have stated that the agriculture ministry plans to work on a compensation modality if the pandemic situation persists and if farmers suffer a total loss.

Farmers of Paro are facing difficulties to market their cabbages, farmers of Samtse could not sell their ginger, Gasa farmers could not sell garlic and Zhemgang farmers are struggling to sell chillies.

According to, DAMC officials said that the ministry was working with the Indian Embassy to expedite the export of the seasonal vegetables, fruits, areca nut, and cardamon in a formal trade procedure.

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