KARACHI-The Sindh government has unveiled record Rs77.316 billion Annual Development Programme (ADP) for next fiscal 2008-09 which is 24 percent higher than ADP of 62.259 billion of outgoing fiscal 2007-08. The total development outlay of Rs77.316 billion is consisted on provincial ADP of Rs55 billion, district governments' development programme of Rs12 billion, federal funded Drought Emergency Relief Assistance (DERA) of 51 million, Foreign Project Assistance of Rs4.355 billion, Sindh Devolved Social Services Programme of Rs2.735 billion, Asian Bank funded Sindh cities improvement programme of Rs2.008 billion and other federal grants of Rs12.707 billion for next fiscal. Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah while delivering budget speech in the Sindh Assembly on Monday unveiled this annual development programme for next fiscal. Shah said that despite fiscal constraints, the government has decided not to cut down the development spending as we must provide services and programmes that can facilitate urgent relief and help us move towards long term economic consolidation and growth. Shah said over all national economy is today faced with multiple challenges. With oil prices threatening to break $150 a barrel, the country's fiscal position was under stress. The double digit inflation, spiraling commodity prices and electricity shortages have all together made life miserable for common man, CM said adding that Sindh was the backbone of Pakistan economy as it handles over 90 percent of the country's trade and constitutes over 29 percent of the country's GDP. Shah said that Sindh has tremendous amount of natural and human resources and a large part of these resources remain untapped but despite these reserves of rich wealth, Sindh continues to confront massive human and infrastructure development challenges, where millions are homeless, jobless and are barely able to get a single meal a day, CM observed. Sindh government has been earmarked Rs2.292 billion in the provincial ADP for the development schemes of agriculture department against Rs1.067 billion of out going fiscal 2007-08. Similarly in the ADP provincial share, Rs3.4 billion has been earmarked for water and power against Rs1.03 billion of outgoing fiscal, Rs4.70 billion earmarked for the development schemes of education department for next fiscal against 2.602 billion of outgoing fiscal 2007-08. Sindh government has increased the development budget of health development to Rs2.977 billion against Rs1.738 billion of last fiscal 2007-08.   Sindh government allocated Rs13.476 billion foe new expenditures for next fiscal under which Rs140 million for women development department, 8 million for environment programme, Rs23 million for population welfare programme, Rs332 million for health department and Rs4.96 million for Thar Package.  Giving incentives to agriculture sector Sindh government has been earmarked Rs25 million for installation of 1500 tube wells in Sindh. According to budget books, Sindh govt has been earmarked Rs150m for establishment of Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Agriculture Services Centres in 8 districts. Sindh govt has been earmarked one billion for village electrification and provision of Sui Gas to village in next fiscal.  The allocation for MPAs under priority programme has been raised from Rs5m to Rs10m for next fiscal. The govt announced that substantial amount has been earmarked in the budget aiming to establishment of Nai Baran Dam on the fast track basis. The dam has bee command area of over 30,000 acres and this can increase to 40,000 acres in case of drip irrigation.