Islamabad (Web Desk): The government has released over 2.8billion rupees for the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources under Public Sector Development Programme.

The official data revealed that over 415 million rupees have been released for acquisition of four drilling rigs with accessories for the Geological Survey of Pakistan. 

On the other hand, over 131 million have been provided for appraisal of newly discovered coal resources of Badin Coal Field in Sindh, and 20million for to exploring and evaluating metallic minerals in Bela and Uthal areas, district Lasbella of Balochistan. 

The government also provided over 11million for exploration of tertiary coal in the Central Salt Range, Punjab, besides releasing over 2,059 million funds for supply of gas to various villages and localities.