PESHAWAR - The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly on Monday approved fiscal budget for 2014-15 with a total outlay of about four trillion rupees and 58 demands of grant whereas 1.04 trillion rupees allocated for Annual Development Programme(ADP).
According to budgetary figure, the volume of the current budget is 20.5 per cent high as compare to previous year. The annual development programme is comprised 1251 projects out of which 711 are underway while 540 new projects have been included.
As per the new allocation, handsome amount of Rs111 billion have been allocated for primary and secondary education, which is 33.16 per cent higher as compare to previous year. Similarly in Annual Development Programme of education Rs14 billion have been allocated for 112 schemes.
Similarly, Rs8.28 billion have been allocated for 67 old and 26 new health projects running under ADP. Likewise for 46 new projects of agriculture and livestock department Rs1.5 billion have been allocated.
For 131 under process schemes of irrigation a handsome amount of Rs4.73 billion have been allocated. Likewise Rs3.460 billion allocated for various schemes of power generation, for 44 schemes of rural development Rs12.25 billion have been allocated.
For rehabilitation and renovation of schools Rs9.59 billion have been allocated while for construction of new schools Rs1.27 billon have been allocated. Similarly, Rs500 million have been allocated for forest sector while one billion rupees have been allocated for 47 shcmees of environmental sector.
After approval of budget and demands of grants, the House unanimously passed a resolution in support of North Waziristan IDPs, which was moved by Opposition Leader Maulana Luthfur Rehman, PML-N Sardar Orangzeb Nalota, Mohammad Ali Shah Bacha of PPP and Shaukat Yousafzi of PTI.
In the resolution, the parliamentarian demanded of the government to provide best possible facilities to IDPs and asked other provinces to fully cooperate with the affected families of North Waziristan Agency.