Thursday, October 6, 2022

PM to inaugurate Ehsaas “Data4Pakistan” Portal today

PM to inaugurate Ehsaas “Data4Pakistan” Portal  today
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister Imran Khan will inaugurate Ehsaas District Development Portal “Data4Pakistan” today (on Friday) to provide an open and public access to poverty estimates for every district along with the development and policy indicators. The portal currently has six rounds of district poverty and development data, covering the period 2004-2018. The "Data4Pakistan" Portal, as a part of Ehsaas strategy, has been developed in collaboration with the World Bank and will be hosted on the Ehsaas website of Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division. Earlier, PM Imran Khan formally launched the Ehsaas Kafaalat” Programme for socio-economic empowerment of the poor women. Under the programme, 2,000 rupees per month stipend will be paid to the most deserving and poorest women across the country through a digital payment system based on transparent mechanism. The amount will be deposited in the banks and the deserving people can withdraw through ATMs. All existing eligible beneficiaries of the Benazir Income Support Programme will continue to be part of Ehsaas Kafaalat programme. The total numbers of expected Kafaalat beneficiary women are around seven million. Enrolments of one million families in 70 districts have already begun and these families will start receiving Kafaalat stipends from next two months. More beneficiary families will be added through desk registration and other districts will be covered by end of the year. Kafaalat is part of the wider Ehsaas programme, where women will have better access to opportunities to graduate themselves out of poverty