Friday, 23 October 2015


A three days training on how to make vegetable drier was provided to the farmers of Kikhorthang Gewog by National Post Harvesting Unit (NPHU) based in Dagana.
Now, a total of 15 vegetable driers were constructed in the gewog on cost sharing basis between the public and NPHU. Training and almost all the materials were provided from NPHU except the local materials like sand, wood, stone and labor contribution made from public .The total cost of each machine is approximately Nu. 25,000(twenty five thousand) excluding labor and local materials.
National Post Harvesting unit based in Dagana has constructed 64 driers and 27 stores in five dzongkhag  ( Dagana, Gasa, Wangdue,Tsirang and Punakha) in the fiscal year 2014-2015.
The vegetable drier I have shown above is incomplete; the complete machine will have a tray in between where we can put and dry vegetables and other items like meat etc.
The temperature need to be set at 50 degree Celsius for meat and 45 degree Celsius for vegetables. We require only 6 t 7 hours to dry vegetables and 18 hours for meat.

The advantages of having vegetable driers are that farmers will have hygienic dry vegetables and other food including meat. They require less time to dry their vegetables and even during the summer season they can dry their vegetables and other items as and when required. 

Reported by Damcho, Kikorthang Gewog, Tsirang

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