Lahore: Work is underway for the development of small hydel power projects in Punjab, a news source quoted Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Sardar Usman Buzdar as saying.
The minister met with Chairman WAPDA Lt Gen Muzammil Hussain (Retd) and stated that the construction of new dams was crucial for the conservation of water and power generation. He added that the hydel projects would help in producing cheap electricity.
The CM further said that the government is taking steps for the construction of small dams.
Previously, several news sources had reported that the Punjab Agriculture Department (PAD) plans to build small dams in the province. This department will work towards the execution of this goal under the aegis of the Punjab Irrigated Agriculture Productivity Improvement Project (PIPIP).
As a government initiative, PIPIP is aimed at enhancing the supply of irrigation water and promoting its effective use at the farm-level.
Similar to Punjab, the Balochistan government also plans to build small dams – geared towards overcoming the province’s water crisis.