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Eastern Province

Funds Allocations to the Province

During the last five years from 2007 to 2011, the funds provided under Criteria Based Grant (CBG) and Provincial Specific Development
Grant (PSDG) are shown in the graph below.

Allocations

1600
1404.7 1421
1400
1263.7
1200
1065
1000 CBG & PSDG
800
628
600

400

200

0
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

In 2007, allocation under the CBG and PSDG amounted to Rs.628 mn. Apart from 2007, there was a remarkable increase in the
allocations over the years. From the year 2008 onwards, average funds allocated per years was Rs.1289 mn. The funds for 2011 are lower
than previous three years. But to compensate, funds were provided in 2011 through major development projects viz: ESDP-WB, UNICEF,
UNFPA, ADB Road Projects, World Bank Road Projects, Rural Roads Development Projects (JICA) and Rural Water Supply Development
Project. (JICA) amounting to Rs.4264 mn.

The table given below shows that during the last five years, the highest portion from the Provincial Funds was utilized for health sector.
Education sector was the second and Road used third higher portion. Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock sectors were the other major
users of allocated funds.
Investment in Potential Sectors
Rs.'000
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Total
CBG PSDG CBG PSDG CBG PSDG CBG PSDG CBG PSDG
Education 5,277 10,052 34,00 161,0 20,40 106,25 20,00 145,0 15,000 140,0 656,9
0 00 0 0 0 00 00 79
Health 1,507 22,618 35,25 113,6 24,65 229,85 21,00 290,0 9,000 175,0 922,4
0 00 0 0 0 00 00 75
Agriculture 20,607 35,182 32,40 44,00 12,75 51,120 16,00 45,00 10,000 50,00 317,0
0 0 0 0 0 0 59
AP&H 0.252 15,078 5,900 32,70 8,500 38,250 10,00 40,00 4,000 30,00 184,4
0 0 0 0 28
Tourism 0 0 0 6,400 1,700 7,650 500 20,00 1,000 25,00 62,25
0 0
Rural 0.252 25,129 2,600 18,00 4,250 17,750 7,000 12,00 4,000 10,00 100,7
Industries 0 0 0 29
Road 0.754 170,88 11,60 185,0 11,05 97,750 9,000 90,00 6,000 50,00 631,2
4 0 00 0 0 0 85
Irrigation 0.251 10,052 7,000 85,00 5,950 79,081 6,000 75,00 4,000 25,00 297,0
0 0 0 83

Effective utilization of provincial funds, projects funds and funds from line ministries and NGOs in 2010 has helped the Eastern Province to
achieve remarkable increase in agriculture productions and improvement Social Indicators
in the - Health
health and & Education
education indicators as shown below:

Agriculture - Production in 2010


Life Expectancy Rate 73
Production Amount Doctors-Population
3,965
Ratio
Paddy 949,458 MnMt
Infant Mortality Rate 13
Other Food Crops 70,149 Mt. Maternal Mortality
75
Milk 19.17 Mn.Lt Rate
Literacy Rate 87.6
Meat 28.48 Mn.Mt Education Survival
89.5
Eggs 72.38 Mn Rate
Teachers-Students
21.2
Ratio
Marine Fisheries 68,480 Mt

Inland Fisheries 8,830 Mt