Needs of Balochistan

Needs
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Requirements of Balochistan

Urgent Action Required

The United Nations Development Programme has released a new poverty report that indicates stark regional disparities within Pakistan with Balochistan being the poorest province of the country. Each province has been ranked on its citizens living below the poverty line, which is defined as living on less than $2 a day. In Qilla Abdullah, 96% are living below their means making it the poorest part of Pakistan. UNDP’s new report on poverty indicates that Balochistan is the poorest province of Pakistan, with an increase of 71 percent rural poverty.

Under-nutrition is a recognized health problem in Balochistan and plays a substantial role in the region’s elevated maternal and child morbidity and mortality rates.

The devastating burden of under-nutrition has lifelong negative consequences, including stunted growth and impaired cognitive development. These can permanently disable a child’s potential to become a productive adult.

“In Balochistan, a drought like situation has reportedly affected over half a million people and had a severe impact on the agriculture and livestock sectors, said Home Minister Saleem Ahmed Khosa (December 2018). Khosa, while addressing a press conference in Quetta on Wednesday, said around 109,000 families have reportedly been hit by a drought-like situation in 20 districts of the province. “These statistics are based on reports given by the deputy commissioners of the 20 districts,” the home minister added.”

Requirements of Balochistan
Needs of Balochistan

Requirements and Costings

Education

ItemsCost per Local CurrencyCost in US Dollars
Build a ClassroomRs. 260,000US$ 2,000
School running costs (per annum)Rs. 468,000US$ 3,600
Build a School"Rs. 2,000,000 –
Rs. 2,600,000"
US$ 14000 – US$ 20,000

Water

ItemsCost per Local CurrencyCost in US Dollars
Community Drinking Water Supply system
Small ScaleRs. 2,000,000US$ 16,000
Large ScaleRs. 5,000,000US$ 40,000
Delay Action DamRs. 50,000,000US$ 400,000

Livelihoods

ItemsCost per Local CurrencyCost in US Dollars
Livestock PackageRs. 130,000US$ 1,000
Drought Resistant Crops (plantation of 10,000)Rs. 3,000,000US$ 25,000
Agricultural Assistance (10,000)Rs. 6,000,000US$ 50,000
Vocational Skills Training Centres (10 centres)Rs. 10,000,000US$ 80,000
Small Medium Enterprise Development (50)Rs. 8,000,000US$ 65,000

Health

ItemsCost per Local CurrencyCost in US Dollars
Ambulance Rs. 1,000,000 US$ 8,000
Basic Health Units (10)Rs. 10,000,000 US$ 80,000
Mother and Child Health Centre (10)Rs. 15,000,000US$ 115,000
Eye Camps (100) x100Rs. 80,600,000US$ 620,000

Environment

ItemsCost per Local CurrencyCost in US Dollars
Solar Energy (per household)Rs. 195,000US$ 1,500
Tree Plantation Rs. 325,000US$ 2,500