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PM Imran Khan to launch Ehsaas Amdan Programme in Layyah


Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

21st Feb, 2020. 09:57 am
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Modi Government

Prime Minister PM Imran Khan to launch Ehsaas Amdan Programme in Layyah today.

As per details, PM Imran Khan to launch Ehsaas Amdan Programme in Layyah today. The move is to uplift of the poor and deserving people of the society.

The Ehsaas Amdan Programme of 15 billion rupees is aimed at creating respectable livelihood opportunities for those who are the most disadvantaged.

The programme involves giving away small assets to those who live below the poverty line so that they can earn their livelihood and come out of the shackles of poverty.

These assets include goats, cows, buffaloes, poultry, body of Chingchi rickshaws, and inputs for small retail outlets and small enterprises.

According to Special Assistant to the Prime Minister, Dr Sania Nishter, the programme is being launched in 375 union councils of 23 poorest districts of all the four provinces of the country.

Under the Ehsaas Amdan Programme, a target has been set for providing around 200,000 assets to the deserving households including 60% women.

Earlier Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Dr Sania Nishtar said With the total budget of Rs15 billion, the Ehsaas Amdan Programme is one of several programmes under the Ehsaas umbrella.

Its objective is to create livelihood opportunities for those that are most disadvantages. The programme implementation has begun in January 2020. It is a four-year programme ending in 2023.

Dr Sania informed the media persons that the programme is commencing in 375 rural union councils in 23 of the poorest districts across the four provinces of Pakistan.

Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF), which is an organisation attached to the poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division is the lead implementing agency for the Asset Transfer program and is working through implementing partner organisations that have a strong presence in the selected districts.

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