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Earmark

1. To set aside money to use only for a certain, stated purpose. Earmarking is common in both personal savings and in corporate finance, as well as in government. For example, an individual may earmark reserves for his/her honeymoon and a company may do the same to pay off bonds when they mature. Likewise, a politician may earmark government funds for a project in his/her district. When politicians earmark funds, the word takes on a slightly negative connotation. See also: Pork barrel spending.

2. Money that has been earmarked.
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The official said 3.5 billion rupees have been earmarked for improvement and widening of Jaglot-Skardu road and a similar amount has been allocated for land acquisition of Sukkur- Hyderabad Motorway.
Out of total amount, Rs 956 million was earmarked for ongoing while Rs 1.125 billion was fixed for new schemes.
The government allocated Rs 500 million for Khyber Institute of Child Health and Children Hospital Peshawar, whereas Rs 400 million has been earmarked for 5 MGD RO Sea Water Desalination Plant at Gwadar (CPEC).
Moreover, the civic authority has earmarked Rs100 million to build a cultural complex in Shakarparian.
Similarly, Rs 500 million has been earmarked for improvement of Ghalanai-Mohmand Gatt Road.However, there is only one new unapproved scheme, the Bosaq Hydropower Project in Bajaur Agency, which has an estimated cost ofRs 500 billion and for which, Rs 500 million has been earmarked for 2018-19.
The total cost of the project was estimated at Rs 8,898.7 million, out of which Rs 300.188 was earmarked in the fiscal year 2017-18, which has already been released.
A total amount of Rs500.000 million has been earmarked for the Fulbright Scholarships Support Program of HEC-USAID Phase-2, while Rs900.000 million would be utilized for Indigenous PhD fellowship for 5,000 scholars, HEC Phase-2.
In most of the long distance Mail/Express trains, unreserved accommodation is earmarked for ladies.
A sports university will also be set up in Manipur for which Jaitley has earmarked a sum of `100 crore.
The Advisor said 324 million rupees have been earmarked for school education while 500 million rupees have been set aside to provide infrastructure and basic amenities to all the girls and boys colleges in the province.
Terzieva, as cited by the BGNES news agency, emphasized that a total of EUR 262 M had been earmarked for financial instruments for residential buildings and a total of EUR 270 M had been earmarked for improving the urban environment under the Sustainable and Integrated Urban Development priority axis.
Rs 295,518 m allocated for 41 ministries, divisions The government has earmarked Rs 295,518 million for 41 federal ministries / divisions in the PSDP for the year 2013-14.