Trongsa meets more than half its 11th Plan targets

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Trongsa has achieved more than 50 per­cent of the 11th Plan ac­tiv­i­ties as per the midterm re­view (MTR) re­port pre­sented to Prime Min­is­ter Tsh­er­ing Tob­gay, on 21st march 2016.

Pre­sent­ing the MTR re­port, Trongsa of­fi­ci­at­ing Dzongdag Karma Dhendup said the dis­trict has achieved around 50 per­cent of its tar­geted ac­tiv­i­ties of the 11th Plan, while the ma­jor- ity of other ac­tiv­i­ties are un­der­way.

He said the dis­trict has achieved 205 MT of man­darin pro­duc­tion, 18MTof tomato. 2730.91 MT of milk, 750 MT of but­ter and 1200 MT of cheese.

Each house­hold has achieved more than its tar­geted dairy pro­duc­tion. The dis­trict has also achieved 290MT of chili out of 320 tar­geted, 9.024MT ginger out of 15MT tar­geted. 203MT buck­wheat of its tar­get 524.15MT, wheat 267MT of its tar­get 448.15MT, maize 1660MT out of tar­geted 2200MT, cab­bage 160MT out of its tar­get 170MT. Cau­li­flower 49MT out of 163.80MT tar­geted, onion 12MT out of 30MT and broc­coli 17MT out of its tar­geted 18MT.

He said 96 per­cent of the to­tal house­holds in Trongsa have ac­cess to proper safe drink­ing wa­ter, 70 per­cent of house-

hold has a proper con­nected with foot­path and road and waste col­lec­tion done by mu­nic­i­pal twice a week.

Af­ter the MTR the Prime Min­is­ter pro­vided three power tillers in three Gewogs; Drak­ten, Langthel and Kor­phu gewog.” The power tiller is pro­vid­ing in this par­tic­u­lar three Gewog know­ing that other two Gewogs has more num­bers pri- vate owned power tiller, there­fore the gov­ern­ment is giv­ing first pri­or­ity to those three Gewogs but as fast as pos­si­ble we will try to pro­vide each in all Gewogs.” said Prime Min­is­ter, Tsh­er­ing Tob­gay.

The Dzongkhag has re­ported that about the Ed­u­ca­tion- En­hanced Ac­ces­si­bil­ity, Qual­ity and Lit­er­acy; the num­ber of school up­graded two against tar­geted one, Tshangkha Lower Sec­ondary school to cen­tral school and Sam­chol­ing Lower sec­ondary school to Mid­dle sec­ondary school.

The re­port has also men­tioned that 100 per­cent house­hold in Trongsa has con­nected to proper sew­er­age sys­tem out 95 per­cent tar­geted, 100 per­cent cov­er­age of elec­tric­ity out of 100 per­cent tar­geted and also 100 per­cent of mo­bile con­nec­tiv­ity out of 100 per­cent of its tar­get.

Un­der five mor­tal­ity and in­fant mor­tal­ity has be­come con­cern for Trongsa. There were four in­fant death and 2un­der 5 mor­tal­ity re­ported against the tar­get of zero. Poor health seek­ing be­hav­ior with in­grained cul­tural be­lief and no pe­di­a­tri­cian in the Dzongkhag was the rea­son stated in health re­port.

Mean­while the Dzongkhag was al­lot­ted with Nu 510.552M for the 11th Plan, of which they have re­ceived Nu 417.179M within the last two years and spent Nu 312.793M. Ly­onchen said, “We need not worry for spend­ing all bud­get within three years but it is re­sult which should be wor­ried about.”

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