LAHORE - The Punjab government has allocated Rs 160 billion for projects to be executed under the Annual Development Programme (ADP). Approximately 25 per cent of this allocation has been earmarked for the Education sector alone for the fiscal year 2008-09. Last year, the previous government had allocated Rs 150 billion for the ADP. The increase in ADP allocation for the fiscal year 2008-09 is 31.47 per cent higher if viewed against the revised ADP size of Rs 121.7 billion of 2007-08. Almost 50 per cent allocations in the ADP have been given to the social sectors in line with the development priorities of the government. According to the ADP allocations, the Punjab government has earmarked Rs 30,129 million for education sector, which is 66.7 per cent higher than the previous years' allocation of Rs 21,480.450 million. The health sector got an allocation of Rs 9,000 million with an increase of 23 per cent against the last years' allocation of Rs 6,500 million. The Punjab government has earmarked Rs 40,790 million for the infrastructure development, which is 25.7 per cent higher than the last years' revised 32,457 million. The production sectors have been allocated Rs 9,800 million against the last year's allocation of Rs 7,053 million. The services sectors have been given Rs 4800 million against the last year's revised allocation of Rs 2973 million. However, the government has earmarked Rs 4971 million to other sectors including Environment, Information, Culture and Youth Affairs, Auqaf, Religious and Minority Affairs, access to justice programme and planning and development against the last years' revised allocation of Rs 2355 million. The Punjab government, under the ADP, has allocated Rs 41,000 million for the special programmes including District/TMA development programme and special infrastructure for the fiscal year 2008-09, which is 34 per cent higher than the last year's allocation.