Many farmers are venturing into commercial vegetable farming amid the pandemic. Similarly, farmers of Kheri in Dewathang Gewog under Samdrup Jongkhar started growing vegetables on commercial scale. However, water shortage becomes a challenge for them.
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Most Bhutanese have a weakness for areca nut, popularly known as doma. It is a dessert as well as snacks although health officials discourage chewing of doma which is often linked to the cases of oral and stomach cancers in the country. And many avid consumers of doma across the country saw the price hitting new high during the nationwide lockdown. In Bumthang 80 pieces (one pon) of the peeled nut are sold at around Nu 800, which is equivalent to the price of a 25 kg imported rice. However, with the relaxation of lockdown restrictions, prices are gradually falling, yet people still have to pay a hefty amount for the stimulant.
With the Education Ministry deciding not to redistribute the students to low-risk districts, parents and students in Phuentshogling are finally relieved. Earlier, they were worried about the relocation of Classes VII and above students in line with the recommendation from the National Task Force as Phuentshogling is considered a high-risk area for COVID-19.
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According to scientists from the US pharmaceutical company, Moderna’s COVID vaccine works against the new variants of Coronavirus found in the UK and South Africa. As per early laboratory tests, antibodies triggered by the vaccine can recognize and fight the new variants.
These days, the fresh green chillies from Chhudzergang and Dekidling Gewogs have started hitting the Gelegphu vegetable market. However, consumers are complaining of the soaring price. Gelegphu has been facing green chilli shortage for almost a month.
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