» PAF programmes ‘empowered poor’

Oct 28, 2014 | News
KATHMANDU, OCT 22 - The government’s Poverty Alleviation Fund (PAF) has helped raise the consumption capacity of the poor households by 44.4 percent, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said on Tuesday. A report of sample study on 3,000 households from 200 villages in six districts suggests there is a positive growth on consumption capacity of the poor following the implementation of the programmes for the period of 6-19 months.

KATHMANDU, OCT 22 - The government’s Poverty Alleviation Fund (PAF) has helped raise the consumption capacity of the poor households by  44.4 percent, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said on Tuesday.

A report of sample study on 3,000 households from 200 villages in six districts suggests there is a positive growth on consumption capacity of the poor following the implementation of the programmes for the period of 6-19 months.

Likewise, the food availability to the poor families also increased 10 percent. The average income of the poor families receiving PAF support for last three years increased 82.5 percent, the PMO said in a statement.

The PAF programme, according to the PMO, has benefitted 616,478 poor households which participated under the programme as community member, helping additional 672,000 households under programmes related to infrastructure development. The PAF programme is currently in operation in 40 districts.

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