ISLAMABAD (APP) - The government has allocated an amount of Rs 1874.329m in the PSDP for the Petroleum and Natural Resources Division to execute the ongoing development schemes besides seven new schemes. An amount of Rs 542.679m has been allocated for 18 ongoing development schemes while a chunk of Rs 1331.650m will go for 18 new schemes. The main ongoing schemes include oil and gas exploration activities in Balochistan at a cost of Rs 763.434m, Construction of Petroleum House Rs 452.440m, Ground Follow up Aeromagnetic Anomalies in Chagai district Balochistan Rs 162.982, Upgradation/strengthening of Geoscience Advance Research Laboratories, GSP Islamabad Rs 249.870m, Capacity Building for Hydrocarbon Research and Development, Islamabad Rs 140.00m, Associated Geological Mapping and Geochemical Exploration of the Out-crop Area of Pakistan Rs 198.643m, Capacity Expansion of HDIP CNG Station at Islamabad Rs 37m. Establishment of Project Management Unit (PMU) Rs 50.900m, Strengthening and Capacity Building of Mineral Wing Rs 95.00m, Establishment of Project Monitoring and Evaluation Cell Rs 39.675m, National Coal Policy Rs 34. 324m, Training of Gemstone Mining, Processing and Evaluation on Scientific Lines to Private Sector in NA Gilgit Rs 25.30m, Establishment of Facilitation Cell for the development of Reko-Diq Copper-Gold project, Balochistan Rs 21.97m, Geo-Hydrological exploration for Development of Underground Water in Hamun-e-Mushkil, Chaghi district Balochistan Rs 46.00m. The new schemes include Thar Coal Infrastructure Development Rs 1000m, Establishment of HDIPs Mega CNG station Karachi Rs 150.600m, Appraisal of Newly discovered Coal Resources of Badin Coal Field and its adjoining areas of Southern Sindh Rs 40.00m,Institute of Drilling Geological Survey of Pakistan Rs 26.040m, Exploration and Evaluation of Coal in Raghni Area Tehsil Shahing, Balochistan Rs 20m and Exploration of Tertiary Coal in Central Salt Range, Punjab Rs 15m.