Chimi Dema | Tsirang     

The farmers from Drujeygang gewog in Dagana donated about 2.4 metric tonnes of vegetables to the government as of January 1.

The vegetables were for distribution to frontline workers in Thimphu.

The chairperson of the Thuenpa Puenzhi Soenam Detsen, a farmer’s group in the gewog, Tshering Tashi, said the contribution was made in appreciation to the frontline workers for their hard work and sacrifices during the pandemic.

“Realising the shortages of vegetables in Thimphu amid the nationwide lockdown, it is felt important that we contribute little of what we grow,” he said.

Meanwhile, farmers from Phuentenchu gewog in Tsirang contributed two Bolero pickup truckloads of vegetables for frontline workers in the dzongkhag on December 31.

Sergithang-based Nuggo Farmers’ Product also contributed about one metric tonne of vegetables and six cartoons of eggs for frontline workers recently.

Besides, individuals and the business community in the dzongkhag have been contributing goods as a token of gratitude to frontline workers since the first nationwide lockdown.