ISLAMABAD: The federal government has released Rs101.5 billion (15.62 per cent) for various ongoing and new development projects under the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) 2020-2021 against the total budgeted allocation of Rs650 billion.
According to the latest data of PSDP 2020-2021 released by the Ministry of Planning, Development and Reforms on Friday, the government released Rs68.5 billion (18.7 per cent) for development projects of various ministries, divisions and related departments out of Rs366.3 billion budgeted allocation.
The government also released a total of Rs23.31 billion (14.73 per cent) out of Rs158.32 billion for development budget of corporations; Rs20.914 billion for development projects of the National Highways Authority (NHA) out of Rs118.67 billion, and Rs2.39 billion out of Rs39.65 billion for National Transmission and Despatch Company (NTDC)/Pakistan Electric Power Company (PEPCO).
The ministry released a total of Rs9.414 billion out of Rs52.424 billion budgeted allocation for development projects of special areas; Rs4.96 billion for development projects of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) out of Rs27.424 billion, and Rs4.45 billion out of Rs25 billion for development projects of Gilgit-Baltistan for the financial year 2020-2021.
The government released Rs2.31 billion out of Rs14.51 billion for development projects of the National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Division, and a total of Rs9.56 billion out of Rs47.8 billion have been released for the Cabinet Division.
The Ministry of Planning, Development and Reforms released Rs4.7 billion for development projects of the Railways Division against Rs24 billion budgeted allocation, Rs861.6 million for development projects of the Science and Technology Research Division, and Rs2.4 billion for the National Food Security and Research Division.
The government has released Rs895.22 million for development projects of the Federal Education and Professional Training Division out of Rs4.53 billion budgeted allocation, and Rs5.6 billion have been released out of Rs29.47 billion for the development projects of the Higher Education Commission.
The ministry released a total of Rs13.55 billion for the Water Resources Division, and Rs70 million for the Pakistan Nuclear Regulatory Authority. The government has released Rs1 billion for development projects of the Climate Change Division.
The government has released Rs2.95 billion for development projects of the Interior Division, Rs283.4 million for Revenue Division, Rs1.75 billion for Housing and Works Division, Rs12.94 billion for Finance Division, Rs1.09 billion for Information Technology and Telecom Division, Rs219.56 million for Aviation Division, and Rs315.83 million for the Defence Production Division.
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