Large parts of the areas where SRSP works have little access to public services because of the long geographical distances, thin spread of population and difficulties of setting up systems to address needs by public service delivery providers in such areas.
Infrastructure Development is an integral component of SRSP, helping in socio-economic development of rural areas. Through Community based approach SRSP has designed and constructed Bridges, Drinking Water Supply Schemes, Link Roads, Irrigation Schemes, Schools, Health Centers, Protection Walls and Mini Dams and Soil Conservation Schemes. It has benefited over 2 Million Households, with an investment of over 6 Billion PKR.
In recent years Renewable Energy has become one of SRSP largest portfolios. It has build over 257 Microhydro units in the mountainous region of SRSP, supplying off-grid communities with cheap, environmental friendly and uninterrupted power supply. So far 27 Megawatt electricity is generated and is supporting over a population of 500,000 people. These projects have played an important role in improving health facilities, studying and have generated economic growth, witnessed by the rise of enterprises, hotel industry and flour mills and a multitude of new business startups. They have also led to reduction in Fossil Fuel usage and relieving pressure on precious forest areas.
By community infrastructure development we mean those infrastructure projects which are identified by the communities, designed with their active involvement, implemented, monitored and sustained by them.