Water for fields: 43 tube-wells to get electricity connections

Electricity-powered tube-wells will help farmers get water in-time for their crops

APP January 11, 2017
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RAWALPINDI: Farmers in Rawalpindi division’s arid areas depending solely on rains will soon get water supply from tube-wells running on electricity.

Commissioner Rawalpindi Azmat Mehmood on Wednesday directed Managing Director WASA to ensure completion of the process of electrifying 43 tube-wells in four national assembly constituencies by the end of January.

He was chairing a meeting, which reviewed progress of electrifying the tube-wells being installed in constituencies of NA 52, 54, 55 and 56.

MD WASA Raja Shaukat briefing the meeting about progress in this regard said that up till now four tube-wells have been provided power connection, three were under process and remaining 36 will be electrified by January 31.

He said electricity-powered tube-wells will help farmers get water in-time for their crops without being effected by vagaries of weather.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 12th, 2017.


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