ISLAMABAD: The government has allocated an amount of Rs 38.7 billion in current financial year 2012-13 in a bid to Accelerate Development for Less Developed Regions in the country.
According to the Planning Commission out of total allocation, an amount of Rs 5billion has been provided for People’s Works Program–I reflected in Cabinet Division,Rs 0.19 billion has been set aside for other projects reflected in Narcotics Control Division, and Rs 0.35 billion for Interior Division, for areas development projects and special packages for militancy affected areas in Malakand Swat. An amount of Rs 33.2 billion has been earmarked as block allocation for development activities in Special Areas for which administrations of concerned areas are authorized to allocate funds to respective projects according to their own priorities.
During the financial year 2012-13, highest priority has been accorded to those ongoing schemes which are near completion, so that the benefits of projects can reach the neglected segment of community. These development activities are supplemented to federal vertical program being implementing in various sectors such as power generation projects, health sector program, Family Planning, Expanded Program for Immunization, National Maternal, Neonatal, Child Care, Education Improvement Projects, Enhanced HIV/AIDS, National Program for Water Courses Improvement, Safe Drinking Water for All, Area Development projects in FATA against poppy cultivation etc.