Strengthening Local Government through decentralization
The Agriculture Minister, Yeshey Droji handed over 20 excavators and 20 backhoes to the Dzongdas of 20 Dzongkhangs in the presence of the Prime Minister, Dasho Tshering Tobgay at Bumthang, last Wednesday.
Thanking the Government and people of Japan for financing the equipment, Lyonchhen said that this would go a long way towards developing our rural villages.
Speaking to the Dzongdas, Chairpersons of Local Government and Agriculture Officers from the 20 Dzongkhags, Lyonchhen shared that these heavy machineries will empower the local government to build and maintain farms roads apart from being able to use them to respond during disasters, held framers develop farm lands, build and maintain irrigation channels.
Lyonchhen also urged the Dzongdas to ensure proper and regular maintenance of the machines and said that a term of use for the machines will be provided so that the machines are put to good use.
A trained operator each would be deployed to the Dzongkhangs to operate the machines.