The Hon’ble Minister, Yeshey Dorji had a brief meeting on 16 May 2016 with two officials from the National Statistics Bureau (NSB) accompanied by Mr. Michael Andrews, Senior Economist from International Monetary Fund, Washington DC; Mr. Kencho Thinley, the Chief Planning Officer and Mr. Chencho Dukpa, the Head of RNR Statistical Coordination Section.
The Chief, National Accounts and Price Division, NSB apprised the Lyonpo, the command of the Hon’ble Prime Minister to compile national accounts statistics on a quarterly basis. It was reported that the contribution from RNR sector to GDP is about 17% which is quite significant, not to mention that more than 60% of population is dependent on agriculture sector for income and livelihood. As such, a more accurate capture of the RNR sector’s contribution to GDP was critical and the support and intervention of the Lyonpo in making RNR statistics available to NSB on a quarterly basis was sought.
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