Thimphu, 20 June: In order to ensure a sustainable and adequate access to food and natural resources, the Departments and agencies signed performance agreements (PA) with the Ministry, an important mechanism to ensure accountability and help inculcate a performance based culture at all levels of government. PA includes the key objectives, priorities, actions, success indicators and target for respective offices for the financial year July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015.
A day long awareness program on cooperatives was conducted as a part of group formation and registration process for Thimphu based Youth Co-operative at the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Conference Hall on 18 June 2014. Some 21 youths who are currently unemployed and are living in Thimphu after their studies have come together to form a youth based co-operative. The main objective of the co-operative is to create enabling environment for the youth towards generating self employment and also inculcate a sense of savings and credit amongst youths. Their main focus of the business will be agriculture and livestock based businesses.