Annual Budget 2011-2012

SALIENT FEATURES 
-    Rehabilitation of the infrastructure affected from flood was the top priority of the Punjab government for which Punjab government provided an additional amount of Rs.1.20 billion during 2010-11 for restoring the link of the flood-hit areas with other parts of the country.
-   Repair and restoration of the irrigation system was of utmost importance so that threat of flood in future could be averted. Punjab government provided an additional amount of 2.75 billion for the irrigation sector during 2010-11. 
-   For the purpose of immediate rehabilitation of the agriculture sector and the affected cultivators in the flood-hit areas, free seeds and fertilizers were distributed at a cost of Rs. 2.86 billion. 
-   25 per cent less amount is being allocated for the Chief Minister’s House in the next financial year as compared to the revised estimated expenditure. 
-   The 25 per cent voluntary reduction in the monthly remuneration of all members of the provincial cabinet will continue in the next fiscal year as well. 
  There is a budgetary proposal to allocate 30 billion rupees for the poor friendly schemes in the annual budget 2011-12 which shows an increase of 9 billion rupees. 
-   A sum of 4 billion rupees is being allocated for the provision of essential items during Ramzan-ul-Mubarik.
-   Allocation of one billion rupees for the provision of better transport facilities to the masses has been proposed in the next fiscal year.
-   The government has announced the package of 2 billion rupees for improving supply-chain of vegetables and fruits in accordance with the market needs. A manifold increase is expected in the annual export of fruits and vegetables due to this project.
-   20 thousand yellow cabs will be provided to the educated but unemployed youth on soft terms to make them stand on their own feet. A sum of Rs. 4.50 billion is being allocated for this purpose in the new budget. The number of vehicles to be provided in the districts of South Punjab will be 40 per cent of the total number.
-   12.5 to 25 acres state land each will be provided to agri and veterinary graduates on 15 years lease. 2000 candidates have been allotted land under this scheme during the current financial year while three thousand graduates will be provided agri land during the next fiscal year. 
-   The Punjab government has decided to give interest free loans of Rs 20 thousand each to one lakh educated and skilled youth.
-   Funds for the police will be increased from Rs.49.20 billion to Rs. 52.11 billion in the new budget. 
-   The Government is planning to set up Daanish schools in 15 districts of the province. Six Daanish schools have so far been established in three districts while eight Daanish schools will be established in next fiscal year.
-   There is proposal to allocate Rs. 6 billion for Punjab Education Foundation. More than 11 lakh students are studying in thousands of private schools in the province with the financial assistance of Punjab Education Foundation.
-   A sum of Rs. 5.50 billion has been allocated for the provision of free medicines in government hospitals. 
-   A sum of Rs. 30 crore has been allocated for the provision of free dialysis facilities in the hospitals. 
-   Rs. 20 crore has been allocated for hepatitis control programme. 
-   6 mobile hospitals have become functional during current fiscal year while 50 mobile hospitals will start operating during next financial year. 
-   Recovery estimate of revenue for the year 2011-12 is 654.67 billion out of which the income from divisible pool is expected at Rs. 530.80 billion. 
-   Under provincial tax revenue, 88.510 billion and Rs. 35.650 billion are expected to be recovered which will be 15 per cent more than from the estimate of current financial year. 
-   Punjab government is planning to give a record development budget of Rs.220 billion for financial year 2011-12 which will be about 34 per cent of the total budget. 
-   A sum of more than Rs.71.63 billion is being provided for social sectors in the development budget which will be 53 per cent more than the revised budget of current fiscal year. Development budget for the education sector will be 23.90 billion. 
-   A sum of Rs. One billion is being allocated for setting up of science laboratories while another amount of Rs. 550 million is being allocated for computer education in elementary and high schools. 
-   More than one billion rupees have been allocated for the up-gradation of schools while a huge sum of Rs. 540 million is being allocated for the repair and renovation of the dilapidated buildings of schools. 
-   Land worth Rs. four billion has been identified for the setting up of knowledge city in Rakh Dera Chahal. 
-   A sum of Rs.one billion 12 crore has been allocated for the encouragement of school and college teachers showing outstanding performance. 
-   Free text books worth Rs.2.2 billion will be provided to students. 
-   Scholarships worth one billion rupees will be given to the girl students of upto metric level belonging to backward and far-flung areas. 
-   Rs. 1.50 billion have been allocated for school councils. 

 

POINTS
-    Punjab Government will give one lakh laptop as a gift costing Rs.2 billion to the students showing outstanding performance in education.  
-   Punjab government has initiated four new medical colleges in DG Khan, Gujrawanwala, Sahiwal and Sialkot and Rs.1.90 billion are being allocated for construction of building of these colleges in the development budget in 2011-12. 
-   Necessary funds have been allocated for the project of Ghazi University in DG Khan. 
-   A total of Rs.16.30 billions have been allocated for health sector in the next financial year. A huge amount of Rs.8.50 billion is being allocated for achieving the millennium development goals in health sector. 
-   Establishment of kidney hospitals in Multan and Bahawalpur, drug testing laboratories in Faisalabad and Rawalpidni, 410-beded hospital in Bahawalpur, burn units in Lahore, Faisalabad, Multan and RY Khan hospitals, expansion of emergency of Multan Institute of Cardiology, 100-beded modern general hospital in Multan and a modern urology hospital in Rawalpindi is also a part of the development programme of next financial year. 
-   It has been decided to set up a most modern organ transplant hospital in the province. 
-   After district level, Rescue-1122 service will be expanded at Tehsil Headquarters level phase-wise for which Rs.2.10 billion are being allocated. 
-   Various projects with Rs.13 billion are being launched for the welfare of the women in the development budget of next financial year. 
-   A sum of Rs.1.60 billion has been proposed for promotion of sports in the next financial year. 
-   An amount of Rs.22 crore has been allocated for the welfare of the minorities in the next financial year. 
-   A sum of Rs.70 billion is being allocated for the projects of Southern Punjab in the development budget of next financial year which is 32% of the development budget of the next financial year. 
-   Provincial government has launched a special and comprehensive programme for development of the area under Southern Punjab Development Programme and a sum of Rs.10 billion are being allocated in the next financial year. 
-   Two projects at a cost of Rs.11.66 billion have been started for the economic development of five districts of Southern Punjab i.e. Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar, Lodhran, Muzaffargarh and Rajanpur and a sum of Rs.2.48 billion have been earmarked in the next financial year for execution of these projects.
-   A development project costing Rs.3.38 billions has been started for the development of tribal areas of DG Khan and Rajanpur and Rs.15 crore have been allocated for this purpose in the next financial year. 
-   A sum of Rs.1 billion is being allocated for completing the ongoing development schemes of Bhakkar, Mianwali, Khushab and Jhang Districts. 
-   Punjab government will spend Rs.10 billion in the next financial year for providing facilities of sewerage and clean drinking water to the people.  
-   A project of provision of clean drinking water is being started in the province under which water filtration plants would be installed and a sum of Rs.2 billion has been allocated in the development programme for this purpose.
-   Moreover, an amount of Rs.1.82 billion is being allocated for construction of water supply schemes and improvement of existing schemes in the areas of brackish water. 
-   There is a proposal of spending Rs.3 billion on the development schemes at local level whereas Rs.12 billion has been allocated for development programme of local governments. 
-   There is a proposal of spending Rs.3.40 billion for the development of agriculture sector in the next financial year.
-   Punjab government is launching a programme of improvement of irrigation at a cost of Rs.19.15 crore.
-   A sum of Rs.2.50 billion is being allocated for livestock sector in the next financial year. 
-   Livestock University Bahawalpur is being set up in Southern Punjab for which Rs.44 crore are being allocated in the budget. 
-   A sum of Rs.11.25 billion is being allocated for the irrigation sector in the next financial budget and work is also being started on Balloki Headworks and Jinnah Barrage. 
-   A sum of Rs.1.21 billion is being allocated for construction of small dams in barani areas. 
-   There is a proposal of constructing a new industrial city on motorway in the next financial year and a sum of Rs.2.50 billion is being allocated. 
-   An amount of Rs.2 billion is being allocated in the development budget for the projects of farm to market roads. 
-   A sum of Rs.5.50 billion is being allocated in the next financial year as a special package for the development of the districts. 
-   An amount of Rs.38 crore is being provided to the Cholistan Development Authority in the next financial year for the development of Cholistan. 
-   An amount of Rs.9 crore is being allocated in the next financial year for Shadbad Cooperative Livestock Farm Project costing more than Rs.40 crore for the development of livestock in Cholistan. 
-   An amount of Rs.2 billion is being allocated for the promotion of Information Technology in the financial year.