Lahore: Punjab Minister for Energy Akhtar Malik has announced that all schools in Punjab will be shifting to solar power by December this year, a news source reported. The shifting will take place in phases and in the first phase, the government will switch 10,862 schools to solar power.
Minister Malik shared this information while presiding over a meeting held on Thursday (Sep 12). The meeting was also attended by officials from Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB), who briefed the minister over the plan to convert government schools in the province to solar power.
Minister Malik revealed that approximately 5,000 schools across Punjab have already been shifted to solar power. The programme is set to benefit 1.8 million students. Under this project, 2,636 schools in Lahore, Rajunpur, Layyah and Dera Ghazi Khan will be energised through solar power. The PITB will monitor this solarisation of government schools in Punjab.