Bhutan industries that require sugar as raw material heaved a sigh of relief as they can now import it from India. As many as eleven industries in the country need 10,000 metric tonnes (MT) of sugar until October end.
Following the request of the Bhutan government, India government granted special permission in this regard.
As a gesture of special relationship between both countries, the Government of India on 19th July 2021 allowed an export of 10,000 tons of sugar to Bhutan despite restrictions on export of sugar upto 100 LMT imposed w.e.f 01.06.2022 which was implied to maintain sufficient stock of sugar in the country as well as to safeguard the interests of the common citizens by keeping the prices of sugar under control.
The chief executive officer of Big Cola in Samtse, Jamyang Choda said, “This is very helpful for the beverage industry and a testimony to the great friendship between Bhutan and India.”