Punakha dzongkhag administration officials distributed over 2,000 packets of chewing tobacco, over 200 packets of cigarettes and around 50 bundles of bidi as of yesterday afternoon.
Distribution began on August 19 after the dzongkhag received 8,592 packets of chewing tobacco, 2,000 packets of cigarettes and 500 bundles of bidi.
While demand is high, the dzongkhag officials are limiting the supply. A person can buy a maximum of two packets of cigarettes, two packets of chewing tobacco and a bundle of bidi.
A dzongkhag official said that a lot of requests have poured in from all gewogs.