Lahore: According to a recent news report, for the fiscal year 2021-22, the Punjab government has announced a ‘record high’ budget allocation of PKR 189.228 billion for 37 development projects in South Punjab.

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The Punjab government has allocated a massive budget for the uplift schemes including infrastructure development programs and construction projects. Some details of the budget spending are as follows:

• PKR 35.702 billion has been allocated special programs

• PKR 28.304 billion has been allocated for the specialised healthcare and medical education projects

• PKR 22.52 billion for the construction of roads

• PKR 15.362 billion has been allocated for schools and education expenses

• PKR 14.083 billion has been set aside for the planning and development

• PKR 11.086 billion has been earmarked for the agriculture sector

• Higher education will get PKR 4.866 billion

• PKR 7.361 billion for the local government and community development program

• PKR 7.901 billion for the irrigation development

• PKR 3.967 billion for the urban development program

• PKR 1.127 billion for the Forest development

• PKR 4.886 billion for the water supply and sanitation services

• PKR 1.015 billion has been set aside for literacy and non-formal basic education

• PKR 1.806 billion has been allocated to the sports and youth affairs sector

• Primary and secondary healthcare will get PKR 5.886 billion

• PKR 664 billion has been allocated for the population welfare

• PKR 157 million for the specialised Education sector

• PKR 349 million for the social welfare

• PKR 49 million for the women development sector

• Wildlife will get PKR 213 million

• Fisheries related programmes will get PKR 274 million

• Food-related sector will get PKR 236 million

In this regard, the chairman P&D Abdullah Sumbal has said that the budget for South Punjab has been separated from the rest of the province to address the problems of the area.

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