Ly­onchen’s rec­om­men­da­tion for Trongsa

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Ly­onch­hen Tsh­er­ing Tob­gay raised con­cerns on four key per­for­mance In­di­ca­tors which Trongsa Dzongkhag could not meet and are at risk. He also gave sug­ges­tions and clar­i­fi­ca­tion to the peo­ple of Trongsa.

Po­tato pro­duc­tion is one of the key per­for­mance in­di­ca­tors ( KPI) which the Dzongkhag could pro­duce only 550 met­ric ton per year of its tar­get of 2345MT. As per the Dzongkhag, the tar­get is set be­yond its ca­pa­bil­ity and pro­posed for down­ward re­vi­sion of tar­get at 647MT per year.

Ly­onch­hen said that since it is the main fac­tor to en­hanced ru­ral house­hold in­come and food suf­fi­ciency, and also as it is based on pre­vi­ous re­port, the tar­get can­not be re­duced. In­farct he wanted the peo­ple to work hard to meet the tar­get.

The Dzongkhag also could not meet the tar­get of 1met­ric ton fish pro­duc­tion per year. It is be­cause of con­gested space lo­ca­tion which is mak­ing the tar­get not fea­si­ble. Upon Dzongkhag’s pro­posal to re­move from its KPI, Ly­onch­hen agreed but only if it is be­cause of some re­li­gious is­sue. If it is for other rea­sons, Ly­onch­hen said gov­ern­ment will pro­vide any nec­es­sary sup­port re­quired.

Ly­onchen was happy to know that there was no ma­ter­nal death within last two years of 11th Five Year Plan. He said it should be same in the fu­ture too. Good san­i­ta­tion and 97% cov­er­age of safe drink­ing wa­ter was also a good achieve­ment for health but in­ci­dent of four cases of in­fant mor­tal­ity was a great con­cern for the Dzongkhag.

As per the re­port poor health seek­ing be­hav­ior with in­grained cul­tural be­lief and no pe­di­a­tri­cian in Dzongkhag was some of the rea­sons lead­ing to the the in­ci­dent. Ly­onch­hen said, if the in­ci­dent is be­cause of un­avoid­able con­di­tions, it may be con­sid­ered but if the cause of in­fant death is be­cause of health worker’s neg­li­gence, it should not hap­pen in the fu­ture.

Peo­ple in the meet­ing also ap­pealed about the com­pen­sa­tion of tiger af­fected vic­tims es­pe­cially in Nubi gewog. Nubi Ggup Tashi Pelden said, “64 do­mes­tic an­i­mals were killed by tiger within last one year” “Since the seed money was very min­i­mum and in­ci­dence was very high, we could not com­pen­sate any one till date”

Ly­onchen said, “If the cur­rent pol­icy does not serve the pur­pose in some highly af­fected ar­eas like Nubi, It will be amended.” “All vic­tims should be com­pen­sated.”

The Prime Min­is­ter chaired the 11th Five Year Plan Mid-Term Re­view of Trongsa Dzongkhag in pres­ence of Min­is­ter for Finance, Min­is­ter for Agri­cul­ture and Forests, sec­tor heads, Dzongkhag staff, fac­ulty and stu­dents of Tak­tse In­sti­tute of Lan­guage and Cul­tural Stud­ies last Mon­day. The of­fi­ci­at­ing Dzongdag and Gups of Drak­teng, Nubi, Langthel, Tangsi­bji and Kor­phu Gewogs in the Dzongkhag pre­sented their midterm re­ports. Ly­onch­hen handed over three power tillers to three Gewogs af­ter the meet­ing.

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