KATHMANDU: Poverty Alleviation Fund has allocated a budget of Rs 3.82 billion to conduct 55 regular and three creative programmes in its working districts. The PAF has aimed to utilise the amount to support 2,562 income-generating and 208 community physical infrastructure projects, development of 70 pocket areas and operation of 60 cooperatives, according to a media release issued on Wednesday. Moreover, the fund will give top priority to reconstruction programmes in the 13 quake-affected districts in the current fiscal year. PAF has also aimed to reduce the number of support organisations, complete the unfinished programmes, and help in strengthening community organisations, among others. Yubaraj Pandey, vice chairperson of PAF, has directed to utilise two-thirds of the budget by the second quarter of the current fiscal.