Shahbaz okays converting govt school to solar energy

Sunday, January 25th, 2015 3:26:18 by

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, while chairing a high-level meeting here Sunday, gave approval to converting government schools to solar energy under off-grid solar solution programme. The Chief Minister said that more than 4000 primary schools of rural areas of Punjab would be converted to solar energy in the first phase and a programme has been evolved to install solar panels in primary schools. He said that solar panels would ensure uninterrupted supply of electricity to primary schools. Shahbaz Sharif directed that in the first phase, immediate measures be taken for converting primary schools to solar energy while comprehensive planning should also be made for introducing off-grid solar solution in other schools as well under a phased programme. He directed that medium and long term planning be made for this purpose. He said that a practicable programme should also be devised for provision of solar home solution to low-income families. Moreover, he said, a practicable project should be presented to him for converting basic health centers and agri tube-wells to solar power. The Chief Minister directed that a pilot project be evolved for the provision of electricity to rural areas from biogas and solar energy and a financial…
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