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Former Bhutanese tour guide ventures into poultry farming Bhutan
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Former Bhutanese tour guide ventures into poultry farming

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 29 May 2023, 06:22 pm

A former tour guide of Bhutan has found his newfound passion in poultry farming in the Dungmin Gewog village of the country, media reports said.

Cheki Dorji, in his early thirties, made the audacious decision to get into poultry farming in the face of the COVID-19 epidemic in 2021, reports Bhutan Live as quoted by ANI.

He set up his own broiler farm in his family village, determined to forge a fresh career. His path, however, was not without challenges. Cheki had trouble finding a consistent market for his broiler chickens, reported Bhutan Live.

Cheki took a risk by not only creating job possibilities but also contributing to import substitution with the help of the Big-Ticket Project.

“After the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country, I decided to leave the tourism industry and return to my village. In 2021, I began this broiler farm with 500 chicks. Unfortunately, I faced significant losses as I struggled to find a stable market during the pandemic,” Cheki said, according to Bhutan Live,as quoted by ANI.

“Currently, my farm can accommodate 1,500 chicks. I am eagerly awaiting the funds from the Big-Ticket Project. By July, when I receive the funding, I plan to expand my farm,” he added.