Greenhouse gives fresh vegetables in Bhutan settlement

In Merak, Trashigang (Bhutan), Tshenden is preparing lunch for her family. She makes a quick dash to her greenhouse. There is always something fresh, green and healthy to eat.

Located above 3,500 metres above sea level, Merak is cold. Nothing much used to grow in the past. That, of course, has changed now. Thanks to greenhouses in the gewog, residents no longer have to barter livestock products with the people of Phongmey, Radhi, and Shongphu.

A civil servant said that many gewog residents were ambivalent about benefits of greenhouse. “But results are here for us to see. We now have almost all kinds of vegetables. It’s hard to build greenhouse here what with shortage of wood and space but it’s worth one’s while.”

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