• The village electrification program is an integral part of total power sector development program in order to provide basic necessities to the people of Pakistan. As a part of the program 8995 villages were electrified from 2012-2013 throughout Pakistan.
  • Households are the largest consumers of electricity in Pakistan as they consume 46.5% of the electricity produced followed by Industrial and Agriculture sectors, which consume about 27.5% and 11.6% respectively.
  • Alternative Energy Development Board (AEDB) has allowed for large number of Solar Panels to private sector companies for generation of 54.77MW of energy in the Country.
  • Out of 125,000 villages in Pakistan, around 95,000 have been electrified and some 30 million inhabitants living in 30,000 villages still have no access to electricity.

Buksh Foundation Receives 11th AEEA Award

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Buksh Foundation has been awarded the 11th Annual Environment Excellence Award 2014, organized by the National Forum for Environment & Health (NFEH). This prestigious award was presented to Buksh Foundation by the Governor Punjab – Chaudhry M. Sarwar, during a formal ceremony. Buksh Foundation was nominated for promoting environment friendly activities and projects to make outstanding contributions towards sustainable development and economic growth of the country. Lighting a Million Lives- a renewable energy project makes use of solar energy to provide energy to off-grid villages of Pakistan. The project has impacted the lives of 33,750 beneficiaries directly and 67,500 indirectly. It is promoting and utilizing the immense solar energy potential, which Pakistan has. Buksh Foundation is an impact-led, not-for-profit organization providing distinguished services in the development sector of Pakistan. It is one of the leading organizations working in the development sector to uplift the living-standards of the impoverished communities. Buksh Foundation has been making use of technological innovative models and projects to create 360 degree impact on the society, through the use of renewable energy. Its various projects in the development sector have lead to large scale enhancements affecting thousands of people and the venture is on its way to impacts millions of more people. Various other prominent organizations including;Oil and Gas Development Company Limited, Pak Arab Refinery Company, Lucky Cement, Bestway Cement, Clariant, DG Cement, Kansai Paint, Archroma and Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited were also present at the ceremony. Fiza Farhan-CEO Buksh Foundation, stated “It is an honor and a privilege for Buksh Foundation to receive the 11th AEEA award , and I would like to thankNFEH, Governor of Punjab, jury and the review committee for acknowledging the efforts of Buksh Foundation in the field of environment and health. Our projects rely on alternate renewable energy sources which protect the environment and preserve the health of the beneficiaries”. Hira Bokari-Business Development Executive, Buksh Foundation said “We are proud to be a part of the 65 prominent organizations and industry leaders who have won this award. These enterprises are consistently striving for the conservation of environment, with their focus on public health issues. Buksh Foundation’s projects are designed to cater to a number of sectors and uplift the social & economic status of deprived communities”. Buksh Foundation has received various awards at national and international forums, in recognition of its developmental efforts. These include; the Best Community Program Merit award at the 6th annual global CSR summit & awards 2014, UN Habitat Certification, Women in Business, Architects of Change-Wibcon and Commitment to Micro-finance professionalism- The Hanson Wade award. Read Full Story at : Flare.pk