During the period under review two hundred & fifty five (255) Dastakari/Vocational centers were functional in the province as compared to one hundred & twenty five (125) during the year 2015-16, showing an increase of 104 percent. Location/district wise, fifty four (54) centers were located in urban localities and two hundred & one (201) had been established in rural areas. Out of two hundred & fifty five (255) centers, one hundred & thirty (130) were regular and one hundred & twenty five (125) were funded out of ADP schemes. Similarly, out of two hundred & fifty five (255) centers, 204 were functional and 51 were non-functional due to the shortage of staff, equipments and buildings. The number of centers functioning in Government buildings was seventeen (17) whereas one hundred & seventy eight (178) centers were functioning in rented buildings. The rental charges for the said centers during 2016-17 was Rs. 958,300 per month while buildings for the remaining centers were provided free of cost by the community. The total beneficiaries of Dastakari/vocational centers for the year 2016-17 was eleven thousand three hundred & six (11,306) whereas it was six thousand six hundred & forty nine (6,649) during the period 2015-16. An increase of 70 percent had been recorded during the reported year. Furthermore, district Peshawar had the maximum number of beneficiaries i.e. 1634.