Pakistani economy heavily relies on agriculture-based production. The fertile lands and oasis within its borders is really an opportunity to be explored. There is open accessibility to groundwater that has resulted in tube well installation in the past that follows its course till present. The Pakistani government has played a very enthusiastic role in the development of tube wells. However the policy and regulation remain far away in sync with the breeding potential. The introduction to Solar Power Wells is important for the Agricultural Sector.
Farmers still rely on diesel-generated tube wells and government also contributes in the form of subsidies and loans for them. However, the problem is the lack of recovery received from it. According to Pakistan Electric Power Company, only 3.2 billion rupees were recovered out of the total 9.4 billion (34%) in 2019.
Solar Power – Renewable Energy
The oncoming solution to electricity generated, working below the capacity generators could be replaced by generators working on solar power. This will not only help the government to save approx around 100 billion rupees worth of expenditure. Solar being a renewable energy source is also beneficial for the environment and causes less pollution.
Duty-free imports have also been in the plan to encourage the usage of solar panels instead of the generators run from non-renewable resources. Since these solar powers work quite efficiently, the farmers have adopted the mechanism conveniently and speedily, that too without the government’s help in a few cases.
The policies should focus on the emerging water crisis issues and measures should be adopted by the government to sustain a balance between usage and water exploitation. Farmers need to be educated and citizens should be made aware of what is coming in the years ahead of where the sustainability of water and preservation techniques should be a mandatory practice adopted by every individual.