Lyonchen’s recommendation for Trongsa
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.