Balochistan to install 30,000 solar-run tube wells

The federal and Balochistan governments have agreed to undertake feasibility studies in the next one month in a bid to clear the path for installation of 30,000 solar tube wells in the province by replacing the existing conventional tube wells.

The reliance on solar-powered tube wells in Balochistan will lead to annual savings of Rs23 billion as the federal government will not need to release billions of rupees in electricity subsidy.

Published in The Express Tribune, 3rd November, 2017