MoAF promotes online potato trading

Agriculture ministry has adopted measures to support at the least 30 % of farmers sell their potatoes online this year.

Agriculture Minister Yeshey Dorji become responding to a nama pemain sepak bola dunia dan artinya query from Chumey-Ura MP Tshewang Jurmey the day past at the countrywide assembly all through the question hour.

The MP asked the minister what measures had been taken to be certain potato farmers do not suffer losses like in outdated years.

“we’ve seen how farmers faced complications remaining 12 months with storage and payments and potatoes germinating from their baggage as farmers waited for the auction,” Tshewang Jurmey spoke of.

The minister observed that a lot of measures are put in place to handle the issues farmers faced. online potato buying and selling, which started in 2016, is being promoted and the device has helped the farmers fetch stronger fee. “For this to work, farmers need to grade their produce effectively,” he mentioned.

probably the most initiatives to promote on-line trading is buying the three potato grading machines price Nu 14 million.

The minister observed that the issue become now not in selling. “The problem is all the potatoes reaching the public sale yard on the same time,” he spoke of, including that the ministry has taken measures to tackle the issues of inadequate storage space.

He noted that two weeks ago, officials from agriculture marketing and cooperatives and meals enterprise of Bhutan Ltd FCBL visited potato becoming areas like Phobjikha, Bjena, Chapcha, Chumey, Ura, Tang, and mentioned the considerations and explained executive’s plans to the farmers.

“The ministry is making space large ample for approximately 300 trucks near the Amochu with land leased from the Phuentsholing Thromde,” he stated.

The ministry has taken over the bloodless storage facility in Phuentsholing from the deepest operator and would hire the space for the farmers’ employ.

About 34.”000 farmers develop potato within the nation.

The minister referred to that 20.”000MT of winter potato became created from Samtse, Sarpang, Tsirang and Dagana.

The minister also answered to questions on vigor tiller distribution.

The Khamey-Lunana MP, Pema Dukpa, thanked the ministry for the two mini-tillers that have been transported in the helicopter, but he observed that the group obligatory a larger one.

Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji spoke of that the executive had acquired 1,200 power tillers in the 11th Plan, together with the 744 from Japan. He spoke of that if those sold by means of the deepest farm laptop enterprises were included, the overall vigor tillers in country can be greater than 2.”000.

“The vigor tillers were no longer purchased with the inner profits or loans but usually from grants by means of the government of Japan and different international funding companies via quite a few initiatives,” the minister stated. “I’d want to put on checklist our gratitude, on behalf of the farmers, for the generous guide from the government and the people of Japan.”

Of the 1,200 vigor tillers, 956 were disbursed to the gewogs as of June 20 and 59 will reach the gewogs by way of the conclusion of the month, he observed. “With that, we are able to have dispensed 1,141 vigor tillers, greater than what we expected to do.”

Some eighty tractors had been purchased, and 120 power tillers had been dispensed in principal faculties, formative years agriculture and other companies. a big power tiller has been recognized for Lunana gewog.