Prime Minister Imran Khan will inaugurate the Ehsaas Amdan (Income) Programme on February 21 with an objective to create livelihoods opportunities for those who are most disadvantaged.

The Ehsaas Amdan Programme involves giving away of small “assets” to those who live below the poverty line so that they can earn a living and can come out of the shackles of poverty. The assets include livestock (goats, cows, buffaloes and poultry), agricultural inputs, body of Chingchi rickshaws, and inputs for small retail outlets and small enterprises.

What are the further details of the programme?

The programme is commencing in 375 rural union councils in 23 of the poorest districts across the four provinces of Pakistan. The Ehsaas Amdan Programme has set a target of providing around 200,000 assets to the deserving households (60 percent women and 30 percent youth beneficiaries). The scale of the programme will be enhanced based on results. Furthermore, Beneficiaries for both the Kafaalat programme and Ehsaas Amdan programme are identified through a survey using the Poverty Score Card so that only the most deserving are identified.The 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 Ehsaas Amdan Programme and is working through implementing partner organisations that have a strong presence in the selected districts.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *