RAWALPINDI, Sept 20: On the directives of the Punjab government, the city district government Rawalpindi on Thursday conducted balloting for the allotment of biogas plants to 10 farmers.

A total of 10 applicants were selected and five of them were maintained in the waiting list.

District Coordination Officer (DCO) Saqib Zafar said the selected farmers would be provided a subsidy of Rs50,000 each. He said the biogas plants would play a vital role in reducing and mitigating the current energy crisis.

The biogas plants would be installed in the houses of two persons in the next few days while the remaining will be installed after obtaining funds from the department concerned.

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