LG’s spent close to 40% of plan budget outlay

Prioritized expenditures in both Dzongkhags and Gewogs on agriculture and livestock sectors

By Tashi Namgyal/Thimphu

Against the capital outlay of Nu.50,000 million for the 12th Plan, an expenditure of Nu. 16,810.95 (33.62%) million was reported as of this year for the Local Governments (LGs).

Gasa Dzongkhag reported the highest expenditure with 78.57% and Samdrup Jongkhar has the lowest expenditure with 28.86% against the cumulative revised budget.

Both Dzongkhags and Gewogs have prioritized their spending on agriculture and livestock sector with 21.38% and 32.61% respectively for Dzongkhags and Gewogs.

The Health Sector has the lowest share of expenditure with 4.72% and 6.8% respectively for Dzongkhags and Gewogs.

Against the plan outlay of Nu 827.14m, Nu 411.69m was reported as expenditure under Bumthang Dzongkhag. The 4 Gewogs of Bumthang Dzongkhag reported an expenditure of Nu 87.11m against the Plan outlay of Nu 227.25m.

Chhukha Dzongkhag has a plan outlay of Nu 1,828.53m, of which Nu 620.94m (33.97 %) was utilized. Against the plan outlay of Nu 796.84m for 11 Gewogs of Chhukha Dzongkhag, Nu 260.05m (32.63%) was spent.

The Dzongkhag reported utilization rate of 55.39 % and Gewogs 64.19 % against the cumulative revised budget allocated in the first three years of the plan period.

Dagana Dzongkhag reported an expenditure of Nu 457.98m (26.65 %) against the plan outlay of Nu 1,721.98m. Dagana Dzongkhag’s 14 Gewogs was allocated a plan outlay of Nu 706.05m, of which expenditure reported was Nu. 266.02m.

The Dzongkhag had a utilization of 52.7 % and Gewogs 69.66 % against the cumulative revised budget allocated in the first three years of the plan period.

Against the plan outlay of Nu 784.53m, Gasa Dzongkhag reported an expenditure of Nu. 379.03m (48.31%). Of Nu 163.96m allocated as plan outlay for Gasa Dzongkhag’s 4 Gewogs, Nu. 76.02m (43.36 %) was spent.

 The budget utilization rate for Gasa Dzongkhag was 60.69 % and 87.18 % for the 4 Gewogs, against the cumulative revised budget allocated in the first three years of the Plan period.

Haa Dzongkhag was allocated an outlay of Nu. 809.90m, of which the expenditure reported was Nu. 323.11m (39.89 %). The 6 Gewogs of Haa Dzongkhag reported an expenditure of Nu. 79.74m (31.61 %) against the plan outlay of Nu. 252.29m.

The budget utilization rate for Haa Dzongkhag against the cumulative revised budget allocated in the first three years of the plan period was 58.77 % and 56.73 % for the 6 Gewogs.

Against the plan outlay of Nu 1,144.80m, Lhuentse Dzongkhag reported an expenditure of Nu 387.23m (33.83 %). The 8 Gewogs of Lhuentse Dzongkhag reported an expenditure of Nu. 169.62m (39.64 %) against the plan outlay of Nu. 427.95m.

Lhuentse Dzongkhag and 8 Gewogs reported a budget utilization rate of 58.79 % and 73.14 % respectively against the cumulative revised budget allocated in the first three years of the Plan period.

Mongar Dzongkhag reported an expenditure of Nu. 805.90m (45 %) against the plan outlay of Nu 1,781.28m. The 17 Gewogs of Mongar Dzongkhag were allocated an outlay of Nu. 966.23m, of which expenditure of Nu 366.64m (37 %) was reported.

A budget utilization rate stood at 63 % and 72 % for Dzongkhag and Gewog respectively against the cumulative revised budget allocated in the first three years of the plan period.

Against the plan outlay of Nu 1,305.62m for Paro Dzongkhag, an expenditure of Nu 346.33m (26.53 %) was reported. The 10 Gewogs of Paro Dzongkhag was allocated a plan outlay of Nu. 554.61m, of which expenditure reported was Nu. 209.92 million (38.66 %).

The Dzongkhag reported budget utilization rate of 55.46 % and Gewogs with 69.38 % against the cumulative revised budget allocated in the first three years of the plan period.

Against the plan outlay of Nu 1,126.26m, Punakha Dzongkhag reported an expenditure of Nu. 460.8m (40.91 %). The 11 Gewogs of Punakha Dzongkhag was allocated a plan outlay of Nu. 518.63m, of which expenditure reported is Nu 210.29m (40.54 %).

Punakha Dzongkhag had budget utilization rate of 58 % and Gewogs had 79.87 % against the cumulative revised budget allocated in the first three years of the plan period.

Samdrup Jongkhar Dzongkhag reported an expenditure of Nu. 329.27m (25.63 %) against the plan outlay of Nu. 1,284.98m. The 12 Gewogs of Samdrup Jongkhar Dzongkhag was allocated a plan outlay of Nu. 697.43m, of which an expenditure of Nu 242.64m (34.79 %) was reported.

Budget utilization rate was 53% and 64%, for Dzongkhag and Gewog respectively against the cumulative revised budget allocated in the first three years of the plan period.

Samtse Dzongkhag was allocated a plan outlay of Nu 2,134.31m, of which an expenditure of Nu. 800.85m (37.52 %) was reported. The 15 Gewogs of Samtse Dzongkhag reported an expenditure of Nu. 509.25m (46.97 %) against the plan outlay of Nu. 1,377.43m. Against the cumulative revised budget allocated in the first three years of the plan period, budget utilization rate was 51.91% and 71.91%, for Dzongkhag and Gewog respectively.

Against the plan outlay of Nu 1,484.45m for Sarpang Dzongkhag, Nu. 475.20m (32.01 %) was reported as expenditure. The 12 Gewogs of Sarpang Dzongkhag was allocated a plan outlay of Nu. 714.06m, of which expenditure reported is Nu. 275.23 million (38.17 %).

Against the cumulative revised budget allocated in the first three years of the plan period, the budget utilization rate was 48.23 % for Dzongkhag and 76.30 % for Gewog.

Thimphu Dzongkhag reported an expenditure of Nu. 480m (37%) against the plan outlay of Nu. 1,309.87m. The 8 Gewogs of Thimphu Dzongkhag reported an expenditure of Nu. 175.41m (32%) against the plan outlay of Nu. 353.43m.

The budget utilization rate was 60 % and 65 % for Dzongkhag and Gewog respectively against the cumulative revised budget allocated in the first three years of the plan period,

Trashigang Dzongkhag was allocated a plan outlay of Nu. 1,792.55m, of which expenditure reported was Nu. 606.5m (33.83%). The 15 Gewogs of Trashigang Dzongkhag reported an expenditure of Nu. 375.97m (35.9%) against the plan outlay of Nu. 1,045.43m.

The Dzongkhag had a utilization rate of 58% and Gewogs 71% against the cumulative revised budget allocated in the first three years of the plan period.

Against the plan outlay of Nu 880.37m, Trashiyangtse Dzongkhag reported an expenditure of Nu. 395.817m (44.96%). The 8 Gewogs of Trashiyangtse Dzongkhag was allocated a plan outlay of Nu. 505.43m, of which Nu. 175.01 million (33.64%) was spent.

Budget utilization rate was 58.05% and 66.80 %, for Dzongkhag and Gewog respectively, against the cumulative revised budget allocated in the first three years of the plan period.

Zhemgang Dzongkhag reported an expenditure of Nu. 625.52m (36.47%) against the plan outlay of Nu. 1,713.97m. The 8 Gewogs of Zhemgang Dzongkhag reported an expenditure of Nu. 243.4m (46.10%) against the plan outlay of Nu. 527.98m.

Budget utilization rate was 62.26% and 75.74%, for Dzongkhag and Gewog respectively, against the budget allocated in the first three years of the plan period.

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