In Lahore, the Punjab government will present a development budget of Rs 560 billion in the House today.
According to details, the Punjab government has divided the budget into six parts, Rs 205 billion will be spent on social sector, Rs 35.50 billion has been allocated for school education and Rs 15 billion has been allocated for higher education.
In addition, Rs 75 crore for special education, Rs 2.90 billion for literacy and formal education, Rs 6.15 billion for sports and youth affairs, Rs 78.70 billion for special health care and medical education, primary and secondary health care. 17.21 billion and Population Welfare Rs. 2.10 billion have been allocated.
18.70 billion for water supply and sanitation, Rs. 1.22 billion for social welfare, Rs. 50 crore for women’s development, Rs. 26.63 billion for local government, Rs. 145.40 billion for infrastructure development: for roads 58.29 billion and Rs. 30.77 billion has been allocated for irrigation.
58.29 billion for roads, Rs. 30.77 billion for irrigation, Rs. 7 billion for energy, Rs. 19.27 billion for national buildings, Rs. 30.40 billion for urban development, Rs. 57.90 billion for productive sector and Rs. 31.49 billion and Rs. 4 billion has been allocated for forests.
1 billion for wildlife, Rs. 1 billion for fisheries, Rs. 50 crore for food, Rs. 5 billion for livestock and dairy development, Rs. 12.20 billion for industry, business and investment, Rs. Rs 1.45 billion has been allocated and Rs 1.25 billion has been allocated for tourism.
Besides, Rs 23.37 billion for services sector, Rs 5.7 billion for governance and IT, Rs 400 million for labor and human resources, Rs 16.80 billion for transport and Rs 1.10 billion for emergency services. Rs. 36.41 billion has been allocated for Rs.
5 billion for Environment and Climate Change and Rs. 51 crore for Information and Culture, Rs. 70 crore for Archeology, Rs. 70 crore for Endowments and Religious Affairs, Rs. 2.5 billion for Human Rights and Minorities, and for Planning and Development. Rs. 2.70 billion and Rs. 91.41 billion has been allocated for special measures while 35% of the total budget will be spent for South Punjab.
Rs. 6.5 billion for Insaf After Non-Schools program to bring out-of-school children to school. 19 new universities will be set up in different districts of Punjab at a cost of Rs 1.54 billion. Rs. 98 billion has been allocated for the health sector. Under the health insurance program, universal health coverage will be implemented in Punjab.
In addition, it has been proposed to allocate Rs. 60 billion to provide quality health care to the citizens of poor and backward areas. Rs. 250 million has been allocated under the Integrated Program to control the spread of diseases in the province.
According to sources, construction of a 1,000-bed general hospital at a cost of Rs 14 billion will begin in Lahore, while district and tehsil headquarters hospitals will be upgraded.
It should be noted that Rs 62 billion has been allocated for Lahore.
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