CM for implementation national program's transition of agricultural tube wells to solar energy.

QUETTA -- Caretaker Chief Minister Balochistan Mir Ali Mardan Khan Domki on Friday said that the government was determined to implement the national program of transition of agricultural tube wells to solar energy.

This will gradually relieve us from the costly and erratic electricity situation and generate green electric power using solar energy through proposed solar systems of around 1,500 MW capacity, he said adding that as a result, the fuel oil import bill would be reduced by 133 million liters annually.

He expressed these views while presiding over the Prime Minister's National Program for Reforming Irrigation and Electricity Affairs meeting here.

Domki said that through this national program, the electricity demand in the project area would be reduced by 1.7 billion kilowatts per year.

Due to solar energy, there will be a significant improvement in the irrigation system while the emission of green gases that are hostile to the environment will be controlled, he noted.

He said that under this program, the farmers who farm using mud ponds and water courses could increase their agricultural production from five acres to twenty acres.


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