QUETTA: The Balochistan government on Friday presented provincial budget with an outlay of Rs584.083 billion, while the revenue collection has been targeted to be Rs499.363 billion.
Balochistan Finance Minister Zahoor Ahmed Buledi presented the budget 2021-22 in the assembly.
“The total volume of non-developmental budget is Rs346.86 billion, while federal funded projects are included in developmental budget. The number of ongoing development schemes is 1525, for which Rs112.545 billion have been reserved. While the number of fresh development schemes is 2286 and Rs76.65 billion have been set aside for them,” Zahoor Buledi said.
He said that more than 5854 new jobs had been created in different departments for youth.
He said since the number of road accidents in the province was very high, so Rs3.921 billion had been allocated to establish emergency response centres on important arteries. So far, 787 million rupees had been released for this purpose, while 717.64 million rupees had been allocated for the financial year 2021-22, he maintained.
The Balochistan government would launch health card programme worth Rs5.914 billion which will enable 1.87 million families to avail free treatment up to one million rupees a year.
Rs200 million allocated for construction of hostels at Bolan Medical College. Rs500 million set aside for expansion of Children Hospital Quetta. Rs12.104 billion allocated for education related to medical sciences.
750 new positions will be created in the health sector. Whereas, the government has earmarked Rs44.69 billion non-development fund for the health sector and Rs11.884 billion for development.
Rs3.63 billion allocated for dealing with coronavirus pandemic, which includes Rs2.937 billion grant given by the federal government. Five new state of the art laboratories would also be built with this.
Rs8.463 development fund allocated for primary and secondary education and Rs53.25 billion allocated for non-development expanditures in the education sector.
Rs11.73 billion earmarked for college and higher education’s non-development expenditures and Rs9.46 for development expenditures.
Rs22.5 billion allocated for the local government. Rs 52.66 reserved for development of roads and infrastructure, while Rs13.79 billion reserved for non-development expenditures. Rs28.36 billion earmarked for law and order.