MULTAN : Multan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) president Khawaja Usman said the energy crisis could be reduced by putting agri tubewells on alternate energy. In a statement issued here on Saturday, he said a total of one million tubewells were being used to irrigate land across the country and added that more than 600,000 tubewells were running through diesel while 350,000 through electricity. He said the running cost of tubewells had increased due to import of diesel and shortage of electricity and it was also a burden on our economy. Khawaja Usman said that solar energy was a better alternate to run tubewells and added that growers would get relief from extra expenditures.