Journal of Business & Financial Affairs

ISSN: 2167-0234

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To Assess the Role of Benazir Income Support Program in Achievi ng Food Security - A Case Study of Barikot, Swat, Pakistan


Hassan T*, Ahmad B and Bibi N

In this study an attempt is made to assess the role of Benazir Income Support Program in achieving food security in Barikot, District Swat, K.P.K Pakistan. During the study primary data were collected from 65 households of Tehsil Barikot four villages. Data were analysed, using statistical and econometrics tools. Regarding the role in food security the results of correlation, variable, BISP amount and household’s wheat and vegetables consumption is positive related with each other (Correlation coefficient between these variables is 0.80 and 0.618). The respondent’s or household’s use this received amount from BISP on different items such as food, clothing and education etc. Majority of the household’s (40.0%) use amount of BISP on food items such as for the consumption of wheat, rice, milk, sugar and for vegetables. The correlation also indicates that both variables are moving in the same direction. Besides the role of BISP in achieving food security and poverty reduction there is some problems in BISP, according to the respondent’s responses the main problem are; problem of corruption, lack of offices, undetermined date schedule of receiving payments, rush in receiving cash or payments, discrimination and the problem mismanagement in of BISP.


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