July 15, 2013
Provincial Minister for Agriculture Dr Farrukh Javed said that government of the Punjab will give 80 percent subsidy on the installation cost of tube wells run on solar energy panels. He was presiding over a high level meeting in Secretary Agriculture’s committee room, where Secretary Agriculture Dr Ejaz Munir, DG Water Management Ch. Ashraf and experts were also present. This was revealed in information received here on Sunday.
Dr Farrukh Javed while addressing the meeting said that government of Punjab will provide solar energy panels to farmers having less than 12.5 Acers land. It was proposed in the meeting that solar panels be installed in particular districts of Punjab where water table is between 50 to 80 feet. Minister Agriculture said that government is planning to initially install hundred solar energy supported tube wells on experimental basis. The project, once run successful, will be extended throughout the province.
News Source: Business Recorder
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