ISLAMABAD - The government has allocated an amount of Rs 186b in the new budget 2009-10 for water and power division under PSDP. Out of the total amount, Rs 47.25b have been allocated for water sector while an amount of Rs 139b has been sanctioned for new and ongoing development programmes of power sector. According to details of budgetary allocations, out of total amount allocated for the water sector, Rs 41b approximately have been reserved for 66 ongoing schemes whereas Rs 6b have been okayed for 19 new projects. Out of the total expenditure of Rs 47b to be spent on water sector schemes, Rs 46.81b would be arranged from local sources while Rs 437m would be managed through foreign loans. The highest amount allocated for an ongoing scheme is Rs 12b sanctioned for the raising of Mangla Dam and settlement of the displaced masses of the area. Rs 4b have been earmarked for Kachhi Canal (phase-1), Rs 2b for Gomal Zam Dam and Rs 2b have been shared out for Rainee Canal (phase-1). Rs 1,250m would be provided for revamping and rehabilitation of irrigation and drainage system of Sindh, while Rs 1,000m are earmarked for lining of irrigation channels in Punjab. The government has also allocated Rs 1,500m for Khanki Barrage, Punjab and Rs 500m for construction of Tank Zam Dam, district Tank. An amount of Rs 8,000m has been allocated for Diamer Bhasha Dam project for acquisition of land and resettlement while Rs 15,000m are earmarked for construction of Diamer Bhasha Dam project. An amount of Rs 2,500m has also been allocated for constriction of small and medium dams in four provinces included Rs 800m earmarked for dams in Balochistan, Rs 500 for Sindh, Rs 700m for NWFP and Rs 500m for Punjab. According to the budgetary allocations of power sector, out of total amount, Rs 21,455m have been allocated for 24 new projects while Rs 117,751.88m are earmarked for 49 ongoing schemes. An amount of Rs 22,967m has been allocated for 800 MW Guddu Steam Power Project, while Rs 18,418.73m for 500 MW combined cycle power plant at Chicho Ki Malian. Similarly, an amount of Rs 16,000m for Neelum-Jhelum Hydropower Project, while 13,676.15m for 425 MW combined cycle Nandipur Power Plant.