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Sindh Budget With Total Outlay Of Rs 1477.903 bn For FY 2021-22 Presented

Karachi: Sindh Budget of total outlay of 1477.903 billion rupees for financial year 2021-22 was presented today (Tuesday).

Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah who also holds the portfolio of finance unveiled the budget in Sindh assembly this afternoon.

He said the total volume of the budget for next financial year is 19.1 percent more than previous financial year.

Increase In Salaries and Pension

On the occasion, he announced 20 percent increase in the salaries of provincial government employees and minimum wages for workers from 17500 to 25000 rupees.

The ten percent increase in the pension of retired employees has also been proposed in the budget.

Murad Ali Shah said spending on development for next financial year has been increased by 41.3 percent.

Annual Development Programmee (ADP)

He said an amount of 222.500 billion rupees has been earmarked for Annual Development Programme which is 43.5 percent more than the ADP of current financial year while hundred percent increase has been made in district development programme for next financial year.

Social Protection Programme

Murad Ali Shah said government has decided to continue 30.90 billion rupees social protection programme for the poor as the economic stability package.

Increase In Education and Health Budget

He said government has increased the budget for education sector by 14.2 percent with an allocation of 277.56 billion rupees, whereas 172.08 billion rupees have been earmarked for health sector which is 29.5 percent higher than current fiscal year.

The government has allocated an amount of 24.73 billion rupees for infectious diseases including COVID-19.

Agriculture Budget Increased

He announced allocation for agriculture sector has been increased to 15.26 billion rupees form 14.8 billion rupees.

Law and Order Budget Increased

An amount of 119.97 billion rupees has been allocated for the law and order in the province.

17 billion rupees have been allocated for irrigation and 18.57 billion rupees for social welfare department.

Allocation For Energy Sector

An amount of 38.2 billion rupees earmarked for road infrastructure and transports sector and 2.5 billion rupees allocated for energy sector in the province.

82 billion rupees have been earmarked for local government and 500 million rupees for various relief and welfare measures in next budget.

In addition, an amount of 207 billion rupees has also been earmarked for environment, forest and wildlife sector.

Allocation For Coronavirus Pandemic

Syed Murad Ali Shah said two billion rupees have been earmarked for purchase of PCR and PPE kits in context with COVID-19 while 646.22 million rupees have been proposed for purchase of oxygen in view of pandemic.

Allocation For Women Development

He said an amount for 571.975 million rupees has been allocated for women development department and 154 million rupees for minority affairs.