1 million Tube wells to be shifted to Solar in Balochistan

The Federal and provincial government, of Balochistan, have signed an agreement to convert tube wells in the region to solar power.

PM Shehbaz Sharif was present at the signing ceremony. In the first phase 28000 tube wells in Balochistan will be shifted to solar. Over the next few years 1 million Tube wells in Balochistan are planned to be shifted to Solar power in the region. The federal government would provide 70 percent funds while 30 percent would be contributed by the provincial government for Rs 55 billion solarization project.

Due to non payment of bills and load shedding the farmers in the area had been getting 2-6 hours of power supply per day.

The prime minister appreciated ideas and efforts of the chief minister and said the today’s signing of agreement was part of the reforms agenda and collective efforts made by the federal and provincial governments for the progress and prosperity of the country.

The prime minister also apprised that a total of 1 million agricultural tube wells throughout the country would also be converted on solar power and would save a sum of $3.5 billion on import bills of fuel, thus saving precious and limited resources of the country.