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Huge funds allocated for Hazara uplift

November 17, 2003

MANSEHRA, Nov 16: Huge funds have been allocated for development schemes to be carried out in five districts of Hazara under the Barani Area Development Project (BADP) in collaboration with the Asian Development Bank.

The Sarhad Rural Support Programme (SRSP), an NGO working in different parts of the NWFP, would carry out the schemes, which included construction of roads in hilly areas, water supply schemes, support programme for improvement of agriculture and livestock, levelling of land in the hilly areas for cultivation and an integrated programme for the protection and preservation of forests.

Official sources said the schemes would be carried out with the collaboration of the provincial government and the elected representatives, while the participation of community members in prioritizing the schemes and decision-making would be ensured.