The Hon’ble Prime Minister (PM), Dr. Lotay Tshering signed the first annual performance agreement (APA) for the fiscal year 2019-2020 with the Hon’ble Lyonpo, Yeshey Penjor, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests on August 8.
The Ministry this year aims to enhance food and nutrition security, improve the rural economy and promote sustainable management and utilisation of natural resources through increased production and strengthened infrastructures among others. The Ministry has a budget of Nu. 3.2 billion budget to achieve its objectives.
APA is signed to ensure clarity about annual priorities, provide an objective and fair basis for evaluating the overall performance. Prior to the APA signing, the targets were reviewed to streamline the activities taken up by the Ministry are achievable.
The APA was also signed between the Agriculture Secretary and Heads of the departments and agencies to ensure the achievements of respective activities.