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Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has approved shifting of government schools in the province on solar energy under "Off-Grid Solution Programme."

This was decided at a high level meeting in Lahore on Sunday.

The Chief Minister said in the first phase of Off-Grid Solution Programme, more than four thousand primary schools in rural areas will be shifted on solar energy.

He also asked to prepare a feasible programme for provision of solar home solution to low income families. He also directed solar conversion projects for Basic Health Units and agriculture tube-wells.

Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif also asked to prepare a pilot project for provision of solar and bio gas energy to the rural areas.

He directed to review launching of the same programme in Thal as well.


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