PM directs to seek alternative sources for PAF operation

Posted on: August 18, 2017 | views: 408

The Poverty Alleviation Fund (PAF) has decided to register all its 32 thousand community-based organisations at the local- level and implement its programmes through coordination from there.

The 68th meeting of the Prime Minister-headed Fund held under the chair of Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba at the PM Office concluded today with the decision of moving ahead with the diversification of its programmes and sources. 

On the occasion, Fund Vice Chairman Yam Bahadur Thapa said Fund programmes have been implemented at 527 local levels of 58 districts across the country.  Some one million indigent families are its target groups. 

Addressing the meeting, PM Deuba directed to make an action plan for the management of necessary financial resources to expand the programmes run by the PAF. 

He also directed the formation of a taskforce led by a member of the National Planning Commission, that looks after the respective area of work, that will seek ways about how to carry forward the fund and manage financial sources.