In light of the recent volatility of oil prices in the market and to reduce dependence on foreign imported fuel for power generation the government has decided to initiate a solar power generation plan for 10,000MW of solar energy.
In this regard the PM has directed all the relevant authorities to organise a pre-bid conference for all the stakeholders and start implementation on priority basis.
Under the project, 10,000 megawatts of electricity will be generated from solar power and in the first phase, government buildings, electric and diesel-powered tube-wells and low-unit household consumers will be provided with solar power. The implementation of the envisaged plan of generating electricity through solar energy would help save the foreign exchange reserves.
During the meeting the PM directed to start work on this project on an emergency basis so the country can get the most benefit from it.