Minister of Agriculture Pema Gyamtsho of Bhutan

August 28: Agriculture Minister Pema Gyamtsho finds a new method to challenge the increasing fuel shortage and souring prices as he orders his ministry staffs to walk along to go office.
Pema Gyamtsho said the move is also socially healthy.
Lyonpo Pema Gyamtsho said that the government would give top priority to forestry development in the 10th Plan.
Pema Gyamtsho said the government is looking into a plough back mechanism whereby the revenue generated from the auction could be used for monitoring and researching the harvesting of cordyceps.
to prevent soil erosion and landslides.
Gyamtsho said plans are afoot to set other reserves to ensure that Bhutan continues to remain a biological hotspot.
Pema Gyamtsho said with globalization the volume of trade in food, agriculture and livestock products is increasing.
Lyonpo Pema Gyamtsho said that the Ministry of Agriculture has plans to setup similar markets in and around Thimphu at Changjiji, Changzamtog, Dechenchholing, and Motithang so as to relieve the congestion in the new market.
Lyonpo (Dr) Pema Gyamtsho said in addition to catering to foreign tourists, the park has benefits at a local and national level.
Minister Gyamtsho is currently in Kathmandu to attend the 25th Anniversary celebration of the International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD.