Last updated: 17/5/2021

Basic Information

Country
Geographic area
Institutions and agencies involved
Population Group
Working age group

Programme Details

Programme objectives

The Ehsaas Langars Scheme objectives is to serve meals to the poorest and most vulnerable segments of the society, especially daily wage laborers.

References
[1] Ehsaas Langars Scheme website. < https://www.pass.gov.pk/Detail149923c9-7a8e-466a-952f-3cef069a8b9d>. Accessed April 2021 [2] Ehsaas Langars Scheme - Brief < https://www.pass.gov.pk/userfiles1/files/TPs-Ehsaas%20Langars%20Eng_Apr21.pdf> Accessed April 2021
Programme components
The Langar Policy is one of several policies under the Ehsaas umbrella, in its Safety Net category. This Policy is being implemented in the public private partnership mode, as part of which private charities and trusts will be supported to operate Langars (meal centers) at designated government land/premises. The Policy is predicated in the understanding that many welfare organizations in the country, already providing meals to the destitute at some scale, have capacity to upscale further significantly, if strategic support is provided by the government
References
[1] Ehsaas Langars Scheme website. < https://www.pass.gov.pk/Detail149923c9-7a8e-466a-952f-3cef069a8b9d>. Accessed April 2021 [3] Ehsaas Langers Scheme – Policy 2019 < https://www.pass.gov.pk/userfiles1/files/3_%20Ehsaas_Langar%20Policy_Oct16_LATEST(1).pdf> Accessed April 2021
Start date
2019
Coverage
Ehsaas and SWIT had also introduced Langar-on-wheels initiative in March 2020 to deliver cooked food aid to needy people particularly labourers and daily wagers in Islamabad and Lahore
References
[3] Ehsaas Langers Scheme – Policy 2019 < https://www.pass.gov.pk/userfiles1/files/3_%20Ehsaas_Langar%20Policy_Oct16_LATEST(1).pdf> Accessed April 2021
Programme expenditure
 

Targeting and egiblity

Targeting methods
Geographical Targeting
Targeted areas
Punjab, KP, Sindh, Balochistan and Islamabad
References
[3] Ehsaas Langers Scheme – Policy 2019 < https://www.pass.gov.pk/userfiles1/files/3_%20Ehsaas_Langar%20Policy_Oct16_LATEST(1).pdf> Accessed April 2021
Target groups
Working Age Group (WAG) and Poor Households (PHHs)
Eligibility criteria
The Ehsaas Scheme Policy is predicated in the understanding that many welfare organizations in the country, already providing meals to the destitute at some scale, have capacity to upscale further significantly, if strategic support is provided by the government
References
[3] Ehsaas Langers Scheme – Policy 2019 < https://www.pass.gov.pk/userfiles1/files/3_%20Ehsaas_Langar%20Policy_Oct16_LATEST(1).pdf> Accessed April 2021

Coverage and other information

Type of benefits
Food
Payment/delivery frequency
The Government of Pakistan in partnership with Private Sector will open ‘Ehsaas Langars’ and scale it up to ensure that these Langars are established in the vicinity of all major hospitals, Railway stations and industrial areas for the wayfarer, traveler poor and destitute. For this purpose: • The Langars established will be tagged in the Ehsaas App (to be launched soon). This will allow the government to create awareness about their locations enabling millions of destitute to benefit daily. And this would be at zero cost to the government
References
[3] Ehsaas Langers Scheme – Policy 2019 < https://www.pass.gov.pk/userfiles1/files/3_%20Ehsaas_Langar%20Policy_Oct16_LATEST(1).pdf> Accessed April 2021
Benefit delivery mechanism
The Langar Policy is one of several policies under the Ehsaas umbrella, in its Safety Net category. This Policy is being implemented in the public private partnership mode, as part of which private charities and trusts will be supported to operate Langars (meal centers) at designated government land/premises. It has therefore been decided to support selected reputable organizations that have proven track record of providing meals at scale and facilitate their access to government land/premises in a predicable manner
References
[3] Ehsaas Langers Scheme – Policy 2019 < https://www.pass.gov.pk/userfiles1/files/3_%20Ehsaas_Langar%20Policy_Oct16_LATEST(1).pdf> Accessed April 2021
Benefit recipients
It extends to all of Pakistan but focuses on the poorest and most vulnerable segments of the society, especially daily wage laborers
References
[2] Ehsaas Langars Scheme - Brief < https://www.pass.gov.pk/userfiles1/files/TPs-Ehsaas%20Langars%20Eng_Apr21.pdf> Accessed April 2021. [3] Ehsaas Langers Scheme – Policy 2019 < https://www.pass.gov.pk/userfiles1/files/3_%20Ehsaas_Langar%20Policy_Oct16_LATEST(1).pdf> Accessed April 2021
Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and frequency
• Submit short written reports covering its activities including number of meals served on a monthly basis for record of PASSD; • Review annually the effectiveness of the Langars and submit short report of improvement possibilities; • Ensure that all its projects/programmes and activities are undertaken inaccordance with the relevant laws; • Inform respective Provincial Governments and concerned local governments / District authorities regarding its programmes/ projects in their area; • Comply with the overall fiduciary requirements as enforced by the Government of Pakistan from time to time
References
[3] Ehsaas Langers Scheme – Policy 2019 < https://www.pass.gov.pk/userfiles1/files/3_%20Ehsaas_Langar%20Policy_Oct16_LATEST(1).pdf> Accessed April 2021