LAHORE A total amount of Rs. 53.89 billion has been allocated in the Punjab Budget 2010-11 for education that also include development outlay of Rs 23.300 billion and non development Rs 28.885 billion showing an overall increase of 12 per cent. The proposed allocation of Rs 23.300 billion for education in the development side for fiscal year 2010-11 was higher as against Rs 21.525 billion in the year 2009-10. In the non development outlay Rs 451.629 million was allocated for primary education, Rs 13,309.549 million for secondary education, Rs 14,853.252 million for tertiary education and services, Rs 135.376 million for subsidiary services etc. Special initiative in this sector included adequate allocation for Education Endowment Fund, created for talented deserving students and other such schemes besides investments in human resource and physical infrastructure. The allocation in education sector was divided instead of being composite. For example a sum of Rs 14,050 million was allocated for school education including primary middle and secondary Rs 6,350 million for college education upto the graduation and post-graduation level. Rs 500 million for special education, Rs 800 million for literacy and Rs 1,600 million for sports in schools and colleges. It was maintained that the government is committed to develop an enlightened and prosperous Punjab through improved governance, equitable access to education, quality education and ensuring achievement of education related Millennium Development Goal by the year 2015. To strengthen practical science, about 1,000 higher schools having highest enrolment will be provided quality science equipment As many as 515 IT labs are also being established in elementary schools. Another 165 schools will be upgraded and capacity building of school councils. In the college education, an allocated of Rs1,132 million has been made to provide missing facilities in colleges under PESRP Programme. The government has also decided to start four years BS (Honours) programme in 26 colleges initially. Similarly postgraduate facility will be provided in all colleges at district headquarters. For this purpose 24 districts have been identified where this facility is not available. On the analogy of school education, computer labs would be set up in all special education centres and schools.