Lahore: Chief Minister Punjab Hamza Shahbaz on Saturday reviewed the progress on the proposed program for the installation of solar water plants in the far-flung areas of Cholistan. While chairing a meeting regarding the project the CM also reviewed the proposed project of using modern technology to increase the quantity of rainfall in Cholistan. Commissioner Bahawalpur gave a detailed briefing regarding the installation of solar water plants to provide water to humans as well as to animals. The CM directed the concerned authorities to complete the project as soon as possible according to rules and regulations.
The CM while talking about the program said that the project is vital for the residents of Cholistan. He directed the authorities to also consider the installation of air coolers in the sheds. Ha added that the supply of water to the Cholistan from the canal should also be considered. The CM instructed the concerned authorities to prepare a pilot project to promote rainfall in the region. The CM said that the project would not only minimize the scarcity of water in the area but will also help in the promotion of agriculture. He also directed the authorities to chalk out a comprehensive plan to increase the number of ambulances and mobile schools in the Cholistan and the final plan should be submitted to him next week.
Member Board of Revenue, Secretary Forests, Secretary Energy, Secretary Planning and Development and the officials concerned attended the meeting. There was also a video link presence of Commissioner Bahawalpur Division, Islamia University Bahawalpur Vice-Chancellor, Deputy Commissioner, Chief Engineer Irrigation, and Cholistan Development Authority MD. It is relevant to mention here that last month the first-ever solar water filtration plant became functional in Cholistan’s livestock farm some 200 KMs away from Bahawalpur. Plant. The locals as well as the livestock are utilizing portable water from here. The government has a plan to extend the project through the length and breadth of Cholistan.