Energy (Punjab govt starts implementation on its power energy conservation policies)

SIALKOT: The provincial government has started the initial work on project of establishing 3 megawatts each hydel power generation plants on main canals Bambaanwala-Ravi-Badian (BRB) at Head Bambaanwala (Daska), Upper Chenab Canal (UCC) at Head Marala (Sialkot) and Marala-Ravi-Link (M.R.Link) Canal at Mianwali Bangla (Daska) in Sialkot district.

The Punjab government has successfully started implementation on its effective power energy conservation and generation policies to curb the menace of the prolonged and aggregated energy crisis.

the Divisional Engineer Irrigation Abdul Malik told the newsmen here that the Punjab government has also okayed a multi-dimensional plan to establish as many as six small hydel power stations on the main canals in Gujranwala Division’s all the six Sialkot, Narowal, Gujrat, Mandi Bahaud Din, Hafizabad and Gujranwala districts, as these hydel power generating plants would generate from 2 to 10 megawatts electricity.

The officials revealed that these hydel power plants would soon be established at Bambaanwala-Daska, Head Marala-Sialkot, Mianwali Bangla (Sialkot), Head Khanki (Gujranwala), Head Rasul, Head Qadirabad (Mandi Bahaud Din). The concerned governmental departments would provide all the technical assistance for this purpose.

He said that these small hydel power generating plants would also be helpful to cope with the persisting energy crisis, besides, meeting with the needs of the local people as well.