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Development expenditure exceeds Rs 125bn

ISLAMABAD: The development expenditure of the government has exceeded Rs 125.450 billion in the first 6 months of the current fiscal year 2008-09, officials sources told Daily Times here on Saturday.

The expenditures of Rs 369.8114 billion carry Rs 247.632 billion on development and Rs 122.182 billion on non-developmental expenditure during the first half of the current fiscal year 2008-09.

Classification of these sectors is: development expenditure on roads, highways and bridges Rs 3.395 billion while non-development expenditure is Rs 3.395 billion. Development expenditure on water supply and sanitation is Rs 3.792 billion while non-development expenditure is Rs 2.766 billion. Development expenditure on education is Rs 5.985 billion while non-developmental expenditure on it is Rs 77.958 billion.

Out of a total expenditure of Development expenditure of Rs 2.255 billion on population planning, development expenditure is Rs 2.163 billion and non-developmental expenditure is Rs 0.092 billion. Development expenditure on social security and social welfare in the current half fiscal year is Rs 2.616 billion while non-developmental expenditure is Rs 0.870 billion.

Developmental expenditure on agriculture is Rs 17.291 billion and non-development expenditure on it is Rs 13.878 billion. Total development expenditure on rural development is Rs 1.742 billion and non-development expenditure on this sector is Rs 0.377 billion.

There are some sectors on which the expenditures is treated as developmental, these sectors are: natural calamities and other disasters worth Rs 2.791 billion, spending on Law and Order Rs 42.175 billion, spending on Low cost housing Rs 0.128 billion, expenditure on Justice Administration Rs 4.020 billion, spending on Subsidies worth Rs 116.958 billion, expenses on Food Support Programme worth Rs 9.383 billion, spending on People’s Works Programme-I worth Rs 0.407 billion and expenditures on People’s Works Program-II wroth Rs 15.183 billion.

Federal spending: Total expenditure of at Federal level in current half fiscal year 2008-09 is Rs 179.087 billion. At federal level the classification of 6 months spending are; Roads, Highways, and Bridges is Rs 1.366 billion, Water Supply and Sanitation is Rs 75 million, Education is Rs 10.737 billion, Health is Rs 5.002 billion, Population Planning is Rs 1.426 billion, Social Security and Social Welfare is Rs 0.291 billion.

Punjab: Total expenditure of Punjab province in current half fiscal year 2008-09 is Rs 97.776 billion. Provincial spending on different sectors are; Roads, Highways, and Bridges is Rs 11.997 billion, Water Supply and Sanitation is Rs 3.396 billion, Education is Rs 40.119 billion, Health is Rs 11.226 billion, Population Planning is Rs 0.544 billion, Social Security and Social Welfare is Rs 0.421 billion.

Sindh: Total expenditure of Sindh province in current half fiscal year 2008-09 is Rs 43.824 billion. Provincial spending on different sectors are; Roads, Highways, and Bridges is Rs 4.645 billion, Water Supply and Sanitation is Rs 1.502 billion, Education is Rs 16.281 billion, Health is Rs 4.699 billion, Population Planning is Rs 26 million, Social Security and Social Welfare is Rs 2.612 billion.

NWFP: Total expenditure of NWFP province in half fiscal year 2008-09 is Rs 35.654 billion. Provincial spending on different sectors are; Roads, Highways, and Bridges is Rs 1.672 billion, Water Supply and Sanitation is Rs 0.775 billion, Education is Rs 13.561 billion, Health is Rs 4.900 billion, Population Planning is Rs 200 million, Social Security and Social Welfare is Rs 74 million.

Balochistan: Total expenditure of Balochistan province in half fiscal year 2008-09 is Rs 13.473 billion. Provincial spending on different sectors are; Roads, Highways, and Bridges Rs 1.773 billion, Water Supply and Sanitation Rs 0.729 billion, Education Rs 3.245 billion, Health Rs 1.011 billion, Population Planning Rs 59 million, Social Security and Social Welfare Rs 88 million.

Source: Daily Times

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